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JANUAEY, 1907. 

By Rev. Elnathan Ellsworth Strong, D.D., of Auburndale. 

Dr. George M. Adams, who died at Auburndale (Newton), 
Massachusetts, January 11th, 1906, was descended from an honor- 
able ancestry, some members of which were prominent in Revolu- 
tionary times. He was of the sixth generation from John 1 Adams 
of Cambridge, whose son was Joseph 2 Adams of Cambridge (1664- 
1701), whose son John 3 (1698-1725) lived in Lincoln, as did his 
son John 4 (1723-1809). A son of this latter John 4 , Dr. Thomas 6 
Adams, settled in Pembroke, N. H. (1761-1808), where his son 
Samuel 6 , the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in 1790. 

On the maternal side, Dr. Adams could trace his descent from 
Jolham Moiilton of York, Maine (1743-1777), who was Colonel 
of the Second Regiment of the York County Militia, in 1775, and 
afterwards a Brigadier General. He served in the Continental 
Army in New York, and in the South under Gen. Lincoln, dying 
in 1777 of fever contracted in the Great Dismal Swamp. A son 
of Gen. Moulton, Dr. Jotham, Jr., married Mary Farrar of Lin- 
coln, Massachusetts, whose grandfather, Samuel Farrar, was chair- 
man of "The Committee of Correspondence," in 1773, and had 
part in the Concord Fight when he was 66 years of age. 

Dr. Adams's father, Samuel, was a prosperous business man in 
Castine, Maine, greatly respected as a Christian merchant and citi- 
zen. His mother was Lucy Sewell Moulton (1803-1884), daugh- 
ter of Dr. Jotham Moulton, Jr., of Bucksport, Maine, a prominent 
physician in that region. 

In this home at Castine, in which all the best traditions of New 
England were cherished, the boy was born July 7, 1824. It was 
a godly household, and its influences were gratefully recognized 
throughout his whole life. The village school gave the first rudi- 
ments of education, and the preparation for college was obtained in 
the Academy at Gorham, Maine. At Bowdoin College he was a 
diligent student, and was graduated with honor in the class of 1844, 
later receiving the degrees of A.M. and D.D., and serving as an 
vol. lxi. 2 


12 George Moulton Adams. [Jan. 

Overseer of the College. Entering Bangor Theological Seminary, 
he pursued his studies there for nearly two years, when, on account 
of impaired health, it became necessary for him to take a period of 
rest. He visited Europe in 1847, and after some time spent in 
travel, he took up his studies in the universities of Germany, divid- 
ing his time between Berlin, Halle, and Leipzig. Tholuck and Ne- 
ander were at that period the great luminaries in theological Ger- 
many, and the young student greatly enjoyed the instruction and 
friendship of these great men. Here he mastered the German 
language, of which he retained free use throughout his life. On re- 
turning to the United States in 1849, he resumed his theological 
studies, and connected himself with Andover Theological Seminary, 
from which he was graduated in 1850. The goal for which he had 
been striving had now been reached, and he was ready to enter upon 
the work which had seemed to him most inviting and most worthy 
of pursuit. 

His first pastorate was at Conway, Massachusetts, where he was 
invited to succeed Rev. Dr. Samuel Harris, who was subsequently 
President of Bowdoin College, and later on became Professor of 
Theology in Yale University. Beginning his work in 1851 in a 
quiet country parish which was most favorable for the development 
of his powers, Dr. Adams remained there eleven years, greatly en- 
dearing himself to the people of his charge. His success in Conway 
led to a call to the pastorate of the large and important North Con- 
gregational Church of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which he 
served with great acceptance for eight years, from 1863 to 1871. 
On his resignation of this charge he made an extensive tour, with 
his family, through Europe, visiting also Egypt and Palestine. On 
returning to the United States he accepted a call from the Congre- 
gational Church in Holliston, Massachusetts, which Church he served 
for sixteen years, from 1873 to 1889. All these ministries were 
fruitful in every way, redounding to the honor of him who minis- 
tered, and most of all to the honor of Him in whose name he served. 

In 1889, Dr. Adams purposed to retire from the active ministry, 
and built a residence at Auburndale, Massachusetts, which was his 
home until his death. His services were often called for in the sup- 
ply of vacant pulpits, and he gave himself to a variety of literary 
employments, the most extensive of which was the revision of a 
Commentary upon the Bible, originally published under the name 
of the Biblical Museum. The work had had a large circulation, 
but, in the progress of Biblical study within the last quarter of a 
century, there was need of thorough revision in the way both of 
eliminations and additions. Dr. Adams gave the best portions of 
several years to this task. It was a congenial undertaking for him, 
and resulted in the publication of what was practically a new work, 
in five volumes, entitled The Biblical Encyclopa3dia. On finishing 
his task, he expressed his appreciation of the Sacred Book to the 

4 ''510 

1907.] George Moulton Adams. 13 

elucidation of which he had given so much thought, speaking of it 
as " that Word which so grows upon the admiration of all who 
faithfully study it, which becomes ever more precious to us as we 
struggle with the mystery of life, and as we approach the mingled 
certainty and mystery of the life to come." 

It was a striking illustration of the freshness and vigor of Dr. 
Adams's mind and heart that after he had passed the bound of four 
score years, a congregation recently gathered in the hamlet of 
Waban, city of Newton, could find no one who could minister to 
them more acceptably than did this man who seemed to them, as 
one of their number expressed it, "neither old nor young, but just 
the right age." And so he preached and ministered to them for 
more than a year with growing favor, revising former discourses, 
writing new ones, and with all the enthusiasm of a young pastor, 
preaching what was regarded as one of his most forceful sermons 
on the Sabbath before his death. 

Dr. Adams was a man of fine presence, six feet two inches in 
height, with a ruddy face and a clear eye. His voice was notice- 
able for its mingled sweetness and power. He would not be called 
a ready conversationalist " except when among his most familiar 
friends. But he was genial with all, and had a merry and ringing 
laugh, with a gentle humor, so that his presence was always wel- 
come. His health was never rugged, but he knew how to care for 
what he had, and though often obliged to rest, he accomplished his 
full quota of work. He was a genuine scholar, thorough and keen- 
sighted, honest with himself and to others. He did nothing for 
show. His style as a writer was direct and clear. There was no 
obscurity in thought or expression. His sermons were usually short, 
with no repetitions, for he reasoned that having said a thing once 
there was no occasion for saying it again in the same discourse. 
His delivery was vigorous and impressive. Thoughtful and in- 
structive as were his sermons, their great power lay in the character 
which was behind them, and in the preacher's manifest sincerity ; 
for he preached, as every hearer felt, only what he himself believed. 
It is a great gift to be able to so impress all hearers with one's ab- 
solute sincerity. Only the sincere can do it. 

In 1852, Dr. Adams married Sarah Hills Crosby, of Bangor, 
Maine, who died in 1859, leaving one daughter, Charlotte C, who 
died in 1876. In 1862 he married Louise L. Dana, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Lois Walker Dana and a descendant of Elder Wil- 
liam Brewster of the ' Mayflower." Mrs. Adams survives her 
husband, with two of their children, Alice D., who resides at Au- 
burndale, and Mrs. Grace M. Higgins, residing in St. Louis. 

lie was a member of the Congregational Club of Boston, and 
one of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Liberia College in 
Liberia. Of this Board he was for years the Treasurer, giving 
freely much time and thought to the interest8 of the Institution. 

14 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [Jan. 

Dr. Adams was elected a resident member of this Society in 
1884. From 1896 until his death he was Historiographer, or His- 
torian, of the Society: and from 1 ( J01 to 1904 he was a member of 
the Council. 

Men of the stamp of Dr. Adams are the glory of New England. 
They give strength to our institutions ; they purify our social and 
political life ; they serve to inspire faith in man and faith in God. 
May their number be multiplied more and more. 


Communicated by Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Sudbury. 

The following inscriptions are from the earliest cemetery within 
the limits of the present town of Sudbury, Mass. This is situated 
at Sudbury Centre, near the town hall and the First Parish Church, 
and was the second burial place to be established in the town, the 
first, where the early settlers were buried, being in that part of the 
town which later became Way land. After this division of the 
town, which took place in 1780, this was the only cemetery in 
Sudbury until the establishment of Wadsworth Cemetery at Green 
Hill, where was the grave of the men slain in the Sudbury fight in 
1675. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, at the Centre, was laid out 
about 1840, and another at North Sudbury in 1843. After the 
establishment of these other burial places, interments in the older 
yard became less and less frequent and have finally ceased. There 
are some graves in this yard marked only by common field stones, 
and doubtless there are many others not marked at all. All^of the 
inscriptions are here given, the earliest bearing date of 1727, and 
it is worthy of note that less than half of these deaths are found on 
the records of the town.* 

In Memory of Mr. Asahel Balcom, who died June 19, 1815. ML 74. 
In memory of Clarrissa Balcom, Daug r . of Mr. Asa &. Mrs. Adah Bal- 

com, who died April 29. 1820; JEt. 10 years & 6 months. 
In memory of M rs . Grace Balcom, Wife of M r . Jonas Balcom ; who died 

April 9, 1804: JEtatis 76. 
In memory of Harriet Balcom, Dang r . of Mr. Asa &. Mrs. Adah Balcom, 

who died Aug*. 13, 1820; JEt. 1 year &. 6 months. 
In Memory of Mrs. Jerusha Balcom, wife of Mr. Asahel Balcom. who 

died Oct. 22, 1815. JEt. 74. 
Sacked To the memory of Mn. Joel Balcom Who died Sep. 27, 1840, 

ML 76. 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Lieu* John Balcom Who Departed 

This Life August Y° 28 tu . Annod™ 174o Jn Y e 74 ,u Year of his 

Ac E 

• See Vital Records of Sudbury, Mass., to the Year 1S,~>0. Published by the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund. 
Boston, Mass. 1903. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 15 

Erected In memory of M r . Jonas Balcom, who died Sep 1 . 13 th , 1810. 

in the 76 year of his age. 
Herk Lies Buried Y e Body of M? Joseph Balcom "Who Departed 

This Life Septemb' Y e 17 th A-D 174;> Jn Y e 73 d Year of his 

.V < . i : 
Sacred To the memory of Mrs. Lucy, wife of Mr. Joel Balcom, Who 

died March 28, 184J Mt 69. 
In* memory of M™. Lydia, wife of Mr. Joseph Balcom who died Oct. 26, 

1824,^. 26. 
Theodore B. son of Joseph & Mary Balcom, Killed by an explosion of 

the powder-mill at South Acton dan. 7, 1853. JE. 23 years. 
Mrs. Ruth, wife of Mr. Ephraim Barker, died Jan. 27, 1843, JEfc. 85. 
This -tone marks the Bpot where rests the body of Mrs. Nancy, wife of 

Mr. Charles Barnes, of Lowell, who died at the house of Mr. Levi 

Smith, June 25, 1830, Aged 29 years 1 month & 1 day. 
Our Mother Mehitable Barrell, Died in Lynn, Jan. 2, 1869, JEt. 


Here Li Body of Amos Barrett Son of M r Jonathan & Mr 8 Mehetebel 

Barrett of Framingham Who Died March y e 18 1751 Aged 14 years 

& 6 M* & 8 D s 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Nathan Barrett Son of M r Jonathan & Mr 9 

Mehetebel Barrett of Framingham Who Died May y e 20 1757 Aged 
\ & 11 Months & 2 D 1 
Annie Barry, died Jan. 24, 1857, Mt* 84 yrs. 9 ms. 21 ds. Daughter of 

Benjamin & Anna Barry. 
Erected in memory of Francis Belcher, who died Feb. 7, 1827 : Mt. 23. 
Mrs. M \uv, wife of Augustus II. Belcher, died Dec. 17, 1840, JEt. 43. 
Here lit Body of M r Josiah Bennet he was Drowned on y 11 th 

day of April AD 1 705 in y* 25 year of his Age. 
Here lies the body of M r Josiah Bennet; Who died June y e 11 th , 1769, 

in y' 63 d Year of his Age. 
In memory of M w : Phere Bennet (wife of M 1 ': Josiah Bennet,) who 

died Jane. 29 th : 177-s. In the 78' 1 ': year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Anne, wife of Mr. Samuel Bent, & dang", of Mr. 

Walter dc Anne Haynes; who died Aug. 10, 1827: Attaia 25. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. Aseneth, wife of Mr. Jasan Bent, wlj 

died A: It 51. 

Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Jacob Bigelow, died Dec. 13, 1816, aged 71 

Bey. Jacob Bigelow Ordained over the Church in Sudbury 1772, di I 

S L 12, 1 816, aged 7:; years.* 

* ! of marble and li ted within recent years. The origi- 
ns] have been laid on their respective graves. in<l read as follow 

l M Rev. Jacob Bioi low, Pastor <>t' the Church and < tion in 

Ibury, Born March 2, 1743. Graduated al Harvard • ollege, L766, Ordained in the 

Ministry, 1772. \ft«r a ha] d harmonious connexion with the Peopli 

his I B itual in Pietj m- 

plarj in bis life & Conduct ; Cheerful and active in health, patienl ?ned in sick- 

i while living, he was followed t<> the Tomb with gi iteful 
remembrance, R< and the flock; of his Ch 

In Memo both Bioblow, Kelicl of tl J B slow, who 

71. P r«l for \ ii ' rence f<>r 

R . unlimited and m kindn< ind and Children, and :i 

>iril towards those around her, which time and sicl ■ >< 1 1 < 1 do) impair; 

• has 1 I distinguished by tl> lorn the wife, the Mol 
th- N bbour, and the Christian, i. ly in their lives and In their 

they were not divided. 

16 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [Jan. 

Erected In memory of Capt. Daniel Bowker who died Jan. 31, 1822. 

JEt. 92. 
Erected In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Bowker, wife of Mr. Daniel 

Bowker, who died June 28, 1813. jEt. 79. 
In memory of Henry G. son of Mr. Gardner & Mrs. Maria Bride ; who 

died Sept. 18, 1828 : jEt. 1 year 1 mo. & 15 dys. 
Erected In Memory of Lieu*. Abijah Brigham, who died April 2, 1814. 

JEt. 76. 
Elijah Brigham, Son to John, & Caty Brigham, Died Sept : y e 7 th 1775. 

Aged 23 Months. 
Consecrated to the memory of Mrs. Eunice, wife of Lieut. Abijah Brig- 
ham ; who died March 9, 1826: JEt. 85. 
Mr. Joseph Brigham died Jan. 12, 1842, JEt. 77. 
Mary Brigham, Daughter of John & Catherine Brigham, died March 1, 

1846, JEt. 53. 
Rebecca Wife of Joseph Brigham Died Jan. 11, 1853: JE. 83 vears. 
Here Lies Burid Y e Body of John Brintnal Y e Son of M r Paul 

& Mr 8 Mary Brintnal Who Dec 41 July Y e 18 th 1740 Age 10 

Years 8 M & 20 D 
Here Lyes Y e Body of M r : Joseph Brintnal Died June Y e 28 : 1731 

in Y e 49 th : Year of His Age 
Here Lyes Y e Body of M rs . Mary Brintnal, Wife to M r . Paul 

Brintnal; She Died June 24 th . 1732: Aged 27 Years. 
Mary Brintnl y e Daft 1 of M r Paul Brintnal & Mr 9 Dorithy His 

Wife Who DEC d August Y e 5 th 1740 Age 1 Year 7 M & 17 D 
Nathan 1 . Brintnal Son of M r . Paul & M rs . Mary Brintnal Dec d . Sep*. y e 

14 th 1728. in y e 4 th . Year of His Age. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Abel Browne Son of M r Jotham & Mr 8 

Hepzibeth Browne W T ho Died Dece m y e 7 1762 Jn y e 24 year of His 

Here Lies y e Body of Abigail Browne Daft r of M r Jotham & Mr 8 Hepzi- 
beth Browne Died Dece m y e 7 1739 Jn y e 7 year of Her Age 
Here lies y e body of M rs Hepzibeth Brown wife of M r Jotham Brown 

who departed this Life January y e 2 1784 in y e 69 year of her age 
In memory of Mr. Hope Brown, who died April 10. 1812 JEt. 70. 
Hopestill Brown, Esq ; Tombe 1731 

In memory of Mr. Jotham Brown, who died Feb. 25, 1798, aged 89. 
In memory of Mr. Lewis Brown, who died Nov. 7, 1851, Mt. 72 ys. 

6 ms. 
Polly Brown, voungeft Daughter of Mr Hope Brown & Ruth his wife. 

died Sept 1 ; 7 th 1788. Aged 26 days. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth, wife of Mr. Hope Brown, who died March 24, 

1836 jEt. 90 yrs. 4 ms. & 7 ds. 
Sally Brown, Daught. of M r . Hope Brown & Ruth his wife, died March 

10 th 1791. aged 2 year & 7 months. 
Mrs. Sarah Brown, wife of Maj. Eli Brown & Daughter of Capt. Silas 

& Mrs. Sarah Puffer, died Feb. 9, 1825 ; aged 37. 
Sarah F. Dau r of Lewis B. & Nancy E. Brown died May 12, 1849, JEt. 

2 ys. 3 ms. & 7 days. 
(Footstone, alone.) M B 

Mrs. Dorcas Carr wife of John Carr, Died Oct. 29, 1840, JE. 69 y'rs. 
Ezra Carr Died May 10, 1826, JEt. 50 yrs. 
Mary, his wife died Feb. 13, 1860, Mt. 81 yrs. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 17 

John Carr Died Mar. 23, 1855, iEt. 82 yrs. 

Ruth, wife of John Carr, died Oct. 29, 1856, aged 79 yrs. 

Here lyes y e Body of M rs . Elenor Carter Widow to M r . Eleazer 

Carter ; Who died Decem r 20 th . 1765 in y e 79 th Year of Her Age. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M r Elezer Carter Who Depated.This 

Life Oct r y e 3 1758 Jn y e 70 year of His Age 
In memory of Mr James Carter who departed this life February the 28 th 

1795; JEtatis 70. 
Miss Margery Carter Died Nov. 29, 1854, JEt. 92. 
In memory of Mrs. Prescilla Carter wife of Mr. James Carter, who 

died Jan. 20, 1820, JEt. 92. 
Miss Ruth Carter Died Dec. 30. 1843. ^Et. 79. 
My glals is run Erected in Memory of M rs Abigail Clap, (Relict of 

the late M r John Clap) who was born Sep 1 : 25 th 1702; And died 

May 26 th 1790 ; In the 88 th year of her Age. 
Here Lyes Buried the Body of Deacon John Clap, Who Died Nov r . the 

26 th . 1735. In the 65 th . Year [rest not accessible.] 
Erected In Memory of M r John Clap, who was born March 21 ft 1700. 

And died April 12 th 1788 ; In the 89 th year of his Age. 
Here Lies Y e Body of Silas Clap, Son to M r . John & M rs . Abigail 

Clap ; He Died Dec 1 . Y e 11 th . 1755 : in 19 th Year of His Age. 
Here Lies Y e Body of M rs Silence Clap, the Widow of Dea". John 

Clap She Died Jan^. Y e 15 th . 1761 : in 83 d . Year of Her Age. 
Mrs. Theodorah, Relict of Peter Clark Esq. died Aug. 24, 1844, JEt. 81. 
The Wife has erected this token of respect and affection to the memory of 

her deceased husband, Daniel H. Crocker, who died May 9, 1825 : 

Aged 28 yrs. & 4 mos. 
Capt. Abel Cutting, died Nov. 3, 1848, aged 79 years. 
Abigail W. wife of Capt. Abel Cutting, died Apr. 8, 1859, JEt. 90 yrs. 

24 ds. 
In memory of Lovisa Cutting, Daug r of Capt. Abel & Mrs. Abigail 

Cutting, who died Octr. 25, 1820. iEt. 24 years. 
Miss Susanna Cutting, died Oct. 28, 1848, aged 44 years. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr s Anna Dakin Wife of M r Samuel Da- 
kin Who Died May y e 7 1759 Jn y e 17 year of Her Age 
In memory of Mr. Asahel Dakin, who died June 27, 1820, JEt. 29. 
Here lies the Body of Mifs Hannah Dakin youngeft Daughter of Cap 1 : 

Samuel Dakin & M r8 . Mercy his wife who died April 28 th : 1767 In 

the 23 d : Year of her Ag e . 
In Memory of Mrs. M suitable Dakin, wife of Dean. Samuel Dakin, 

who died Nov. 12, 18 iff. ^Et. 73. 
In Memory of Dean. Samuel Dakin, who died Jan. 23, 1807. JEt. 75. 
Capt. Abijah Dudley died Apr. 24, 1840, JEt. 46 yrs. & 4 ms. 
Amos Augustus, died Apr. 11, 1822, JFA. 9 ms. & 24 ds. 
George Gary, died Oct. 1, 1832, iEt. 2 vs. 4 ms. & 24 ds. 

Children of Capt. Abijah & Susan R. Dudley. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Mr. Benjamin Dudley, died Jan. 2, 1838; Aged 57 

Benjamin Dudley Died Apr. 27, 1855, JFA. 89. 
SUSAN B. Wife of Capt. Abijah Dudley, died .June 13, 1877, M. 78 ys. 

11 ms. 
Erected to the memory of Mrs. Sybel, AVife of Mr. Benjamin Dudley; 

who died Sept. 17. 1824: JEt. 50. 

18 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass* [Jan. 

Beulah Button Died Apr. 5, 1884,. JE. 89 yrs. 4 mos. 22 dys. 

In memory of Mr. Freemon Dutton, sou of Solomon & Beulah Dutton, 

who died Oct. 22, 1846, JEt. 22 yrs. & 4 ms. 
Leonard Dutton died Jan. 30, 1828, aged 10 yrs. 
(Same stone.) Mrs. Betsy Dutton wife of Thomas J. Ware died March 

11, 18*6, aged 54 yrs. 9 mos. 
In memory of Rebeckah, daughter of Solomon & Beulah Dutton, who 

died Aug. 9, 1834, JEt. 14 ys. & 10 ms. 
Solomon Dutton Died Nov. 29, 1863, JEt. 73 yrs. 8 mos. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Lydia, wife of Mr. Loring Eaton; who 

died Aug. 5, 1826: JEt. 29. 
Also two children of Mr. Loring & Mrs. Lydia Eaton. 

diaries L died Sept. 3, 1826. jEt. 2 y 8 . 6 mo. & 22 days 

Charles L. died Oct. 5, 1826. JEt. 2 mo. & 6 days. 
In Memory of M rs . Abigail Estabrook ; Wife to Cap*. Daniel Estabrook 

dec' 1 .; she died Nov 1 . y e 23 d , 1769, in y e 95 h . Year of her Age. 
Erected In memory of Lieut. Benj*. Easterbr 00 * who died Sept. 12. 

1787. JEt. 80. 
Here Lyes Buried Y e Body of Cap* 11 . Daniel Estabrooke, Son to 

Y e REV d . M r . Joseph Estabrooke; He Died January 7 th . 1735: 

In Y e 60 eth . Year of His Age. 
In Memory of M rs . Dinah Estabrook, Wife to M r . Benj n . Eftabrook ; 

fhe died Oct r . y e 7 th , 1740, in y e 21 ft . Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Jedidiah ; Son of M r . Benj n & M sr . Dinah Eftabrook ; he 

died Aug*. 22 d , 1740, Aged 1 Y r . 10 M, & 10 D. 
In Memory of Jonas ; Son of M r . Benj n . & M rs Dinah Eftabrook ; he died 

Sept r . y e . 24 th . 1740, Aged 10 M, & 28 D. 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of M r John Eueleth Who Departed 

This Life March Y e 16 th AD 174-J Jn Y e 45 th Year of His 

In memory of Mrs. Bridget, wife of Mr. Jonathan Fairbank ; who died 

Sept.* 29, 1828 ; in her 64 th year. 
M rs Hannah Fairbank, Wife of M r . Jonathan Fairbank. died Dec r . y e 7 th , 

1783. in the 20 th year of her age. 
In memory of John Baker, son of Lieut. Eddy & Mrs. Nancy Fairbank, 

who died Dec. 14, 1825 : JEt. 3 yrs. & 7 ds. 
In memory of Jonathan, son of Lieut. Eddy & Mrs. Nancy Fairbank 

who died April 21, 1829. JEt. 8 months. 
Mr. Jonathan Fairbank, died Feb. 28, 1840, JEt. 85. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M r Simon Farnsworth Son of M r Ezra & 

M 1S Elizabeth Farnsworth of Groton Wtio Departed This Life July 

the 11 A.D. 1752 : Age 25 years 3 M & 14 D s 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Thaddeus Garfield & Dau. of Dr. Moses Mosman, 

died Apr. 28, 1842, JEt. 63 ys. & 33 ds. 
Adaline Daug r : of Mr. Samuel II. & Mrs. Sally Goodnowdied Sept. 20, 

1820. JEt 6y s : 
In memory of Mrs. Catharine, wife of Mr. Daniel Goodnow, who died 

Mar. 23, 1824. JEt. 78. 
Here lies interred y e Body of Lieu 1 . Daniel Goodknow, who deeeafed on 

y e 27 th , of May; Anno Domini 1777- Aged 60 Years & 11 Months. 
In Memory of Mrs. Dinah Goodnow, Relict of Capt. Joseph Goodnow, 

who died April 11), 1818. jEt. 69. 

•This figure is probably 5. The stone is fallen and broken. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Jfass. 19 

In memory of Mrs. Hbpzibbth, wife of Capt. Nahum Goodnow wlio died 
March 7, 1831, JEt. 49. 

In memory of An Infant of Mr. John and Mrs. Persis Goodnevv, who died 

April 30, 179G. ML 26 days. 
Jam is Goodnow, Son of Levi & Sarah Goodnow, died Apr. 2, 184^, in 

his 18, v ir. 
Erected in memory of Mr. John Goodnow, A soldier of the revolution. 

Who died Oct.* 13. 1863. ML 101 yrs. 8 mos. & 14 ds. 
Ere* ii.i) In Memory of Capt. Joseph Goodnow, who died Sept. 3, 1813. 

In the 68, year of his a^e. 
Mr. Joseph Goodnow, died June 2, 1839, ML 27. 
Levi Goodnow died June 19, 1812, In his 48, year. 
Here lies interred y e Body of M rs Lucy Goodenow, y e Wife of M r . Abra- 

ram Goodbnow, who died Dec: y e 9 th A Dom : 1777. Aged 24 

rears 1 Month & 18 Days. 
Martha Ellen (laugh, of Joseph & Martha E. Goodnow, died Nov. 14, 

1838, A]t. 5 ms. & 8 ds. 
C lpt. Naii lm Goodnow died March 29, 1850, JEt. 72. 
Erected In memory of Miss Persis Goodnow, Daughter of Mr. John 

& Mrs. Persis Goodnow, who died Oct. 12, 1822; JEt. 23. 
Miss Persis, daughter of Samuel H. & Sally Goodnow, died Aug. 12, 

1838, ML 15 yrs. 7 ms. & 11 days. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. PlRSES, wife of Mr. John Goodnow, who died 

Jan. 8, 1846, ML 78 yrs. & 11 ms. 
In memory of Mr. Ruben, Son of Mr. Levi Goodnow and Sarah his wife ; 

who died March 2, 1828: in his 22 <l year. 
In memory of M rs . Ruth Goodenow, Widow of Lieu*. Daniel Goodenow, 

who died Nov'. 30 th 178(5; in the 71 ft year of her age. 
Hi mi Goodnow died July 28, 1856, ML 60. 
Sally, wife of Samuel II. Goodnow, Died Feb. 20, 1871, Aged 78 yrs. 

10 in- 9. 
S i.i.v A. GOODNOW, Dii.d Oct 22, 1871; aged 55 yrs. & 1 mo. 
SALL1 Aw Daughter of Mr. Samuel II. & Mrs. Sally Goodnow, died 

Nov. 7. 1818; ML 3 y : 
Mr. Samuel Goodnow, died Nor. 7, 1804, ML I 
Mrs. Sarah, mfe of Mr. Samuel Goodnow, died D<<-. 22, 1826, JFa. 92. 
Samuel II. Goodnow, Dud duly 22, 1839, Aged 53 \ r*s. 

S IfUEL II. Sou of Samuel II. Ov. Salh ( rObdnow, died Sept 30, 1*17, 

. 2 1 j s. 9 ms. 
Here Ln - V Body oi M Sarab Goodenow, Wn e t<> M r . Danii l 

I denow; She Died April 30 th . L786: in V' 24 th . Vim: of Hbh 

In memory of Sarah Goodnow, formerly wife of Tilly Haynes, died 

M , . 24, 1871, \_ i 
Erected Iu memory of Mr. William Goodnow, who died July 15, i^s6, 

ML 78 yri. 
I\ Memory oi M Ltdia Graham, the Wife of M*. John Graham d 

d, Hi-- died March y 1 *'. 1771. in \" 88 tt fear of hex Age. 
Aaron 1 1 1 poood, died Feb. 14, 18 18, ML 67. 

b \n C. Ins dan. died Jan. 1. 1 - I .•. I I yrs. 
Ai.r.iui D. Hatden died April 1, 1845, ML 1". 
In memory of Mrs. Ann, irife of Mr. Warner Eayden, prho <\'u-<\ April 
18, L837, ML 


20 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [Jan. 

In memory of Mr. Eliab Hayden, who died March 20, 1809 ; JEt. 40. 
Mrs. Nabby S. wife of Mr. Eliab Hayden, who died Feb. 2, 1834 ; ^Et. 67. 
George Henry, Son of Warner & Ann Hayden, died Dec. 25, 1845, JEt. 

14 yrs. 
Lyman Hayden died Sept. 5, 1849, JEt. 55 yrs. 5 mos. 
Mrs. Nancy G. wife of Mr. Warner Hayden, died Feb. 4, 1854, JEt. 56. 
Selim Hayden, died May 3, 1823, JEt. 35. 

Warner Hayden Died Feb. 18, 1870, JEt. 73 yrs. 10 mos. & 18 days. 
Mr. William Hayden, died Dec. 12, 1841, JEt. 76. 
Mrs. Hepzibeth his wife, died Nov. 1, 1822, JEt. 54. 
In memory of Adaline, Dang, of Mr. John Haynes Jr. & Mrs. Susanna 

his wi fe , who died Jan. 2. 1826 : JEt. 6 y s . & 6 mo. 
Asahel Haynes, Died Oct. 13, 1861, Aged 58 yrs. 10 mos. 17 dys. 
In Memory of Cap*. David Haynes Who died Oct r . y e 19 th , AD 1755, in 

y e 85 tb . Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Reuben Haynes son of Mr. Israel & Mrs. Dorcas Hayne s 

who died Nov r . 28, 1802, aged 5 months and 2 days.* s 
In Memory of Mrs. Dorcas Haynes, wife of Mr. Israel Haynes J r . 

who died Nov r . 3, 1802 aged 20 years 6 month 8 and 22 days.* 
In Memory of Anna Haynes daug r of Mr. Israel & Mrs Dorcas Haynes 

who died Dec 1 ". 1, 1802 aged 2 years 5 mon and 9 days.* 
Erected In memory of Mr. Israel Haynes, who died Aug 1 . 24, 1808. 

JEt. 79. 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Deac" James Haynes Who Departed 

This Life Ootob* Y e 15 th A-D 1732 Jn Y e 72 d Year of His Age 
In memory of Mr. John Haynes, who died Nov. 21, 1829 : jEt. 67. 
John W. Haynes died Nov. 8, 1875. jEt. 77 ys. 6 ms. 29 ds. 
In Memory of Deacon Josiah Haynes who died in Freedoms Caufe y e 

19 th of April, 1775. in the 79th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Luke Haynes who died Nov. 27, 1826, jEt. 64. 
Mrs. Lydia, widow of Mr. Luke Haynes, died Sept. 16, 1842, JEt. 70. 
Here Lyes Buried the Body of Moses Haynes Son to M r . Josiah 

& M rs . Perses Haynes Aged 14 Years & 1 M°. DEC d . Aug 1 . Y e 

4 th . 1739 
In Memory of M rs Persis Haynes Wife of Deacon Jonah Haynes who 

died May 21 ft . 1770. in y e 65 th . Year of Her Age. 
(Stone leaning against the wall.) Mrs. Rachel, wife of Mr. David 

Haynes died Feb. 11, 1840, JEt. 35. 
Here lies y e Body of M rs Rebekah Hayns y e wife of M r Aron Hayns 

who died Dec m 17 th 1767 in y e 35 year of her Age 
In memory of Miss Relief Haynes, daughter of Mr. Luke & Lydia 

Haynes, who died May 29, 1836; jEt. 24 ys. 
Reuben son of Mr. Israel Haynes J r . & Mrs. Mary his wife died Nov r . 5 

1805, aged 1 year 8 months & 28 days. 
Haynes. Russel Haynes died Oct. 21, 1832, JEt. 54. 
Philena. his wife, died Dec. 26, 1863, JEt. 81. 
Mary, their daughter; died Jan. 18, 1834, JEt. 14. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr 8 Sarah Haynes Confort of y e Late 

Deacon James Haynes Dec d Who Died Sep* y e 13* 1756 Jn y e 87 

year of Her Age 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Haynes, wife of the late Mr. Israel Haynes, 

who died March 22, 1821 jEt. 85. 

* Same stone. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 21 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. John Ilnvnes, who 

died March 3, 1826: Mt 61. 
In Memory of M r \ Tabitiia Hatnes, y e Wife of Cap f . David Haynes. 

ihe died April y e 18 th , 1755, in y e 82' 1 . Year of her Age. 
In memory of Dea. Tilley Haynes, who died Nov. 13, 1829: jTa. 41. 

\ i us & 10 months. 
Here lies buried y* Bod* of M ra . Hepzibeth wife of Enfign Siluenus 

HemenwaT fhe died June y e 8 th ; 170") in y e 36 year of her Age. 
Erected in Memory of Lieut. David Howe, who died Oct. 13. AD. 

1803. in the 47 year of his age. 
In memory of Elisiia R. Sou of Mr. David & Mrs. Betsy How, who died 

April 20, 1822 ; yEt.-ll weaks & 3 d. 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth How, wife of Cornet Samuel 

How, who died May 30, 1815. JEt. 86. 
Sacred to the memory of Col. Ezekiel How, who died October 15, 

1796 jEtatia 77. 
Harry Howe, Died Oct. 10, 1827, JEt. 39 y'rs. 
Erected in Memory of Lieut Joseph Howe, who died July 22. 1808. 

in the 48 year of his age. 
In memory of Peter How, Son of David, & Abigail How. who died July 

26 th 1776. in y e 19 th year of his age. 
Rep.i- mi daughter of Mr Adam & Mrs. Jerusha Howe, died Jan 7 . 30. 

1803. Aged 3 years 9 months & 17 days. 
Eur- 1 1 i> i\ Memory of Cornet Samuel How, who died Oct. 17, 1781 ; 

J'.' 55, 
Ere< ted In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Howe, wife of Mr. Ezekiel Howe, 

who died July 13, 1812. in the 53, year of her age. 
In Memory of Sibbel Howe, wife of David Howe, who died March 21, 

L818, Mt 57. 
Wabri n II. -w -k. Died Oct. 19, 1833, Aged 44 y'rs.* 
Bebbkab Hint, Formerly wife of Warren Howe, Died June 3,1856, 

Aged 73 y'rs.* 
Winthrop Son of Mr. Adam & Mrs. Jerusha Howe, died Jan 7 . 18. 1806. 

A _'■<! '1 years & 1 1 days. 
ELI8HA Son of M r . William & M'\ Mart Hi vr who died \«»v" 1 . y° 8 th . 

1766 A _ ■■■! 19 mouths & 8 *\u\ s. 
In mem< Joanna Sophia, Daug.ofMr. SewallA Mrs. Sophia Hunt; 

who died Sept 22, 1826: JSt I \ ! . & 5 mo. 
Mrs. I.i - r, wife of Mr#Gardnei Hunt, died Mar. 29, 1819 i A'a. 26. 
Mr. Martin Hi wt, died Nov. 15, I .I'.i. 26. 
Ere< mi) i\ memory of Mrs. Mari II i \i. Relict of Mr, William Hunt, 

who died June I ; . 181 1. A'a. 77. 
I\ Memory of Mrs. Mari Hurt, wif e of Mr. John Hunt: who died Aug. 

25, l - <l 56. 

Mart, daugh. of Henry and Mary Hunt, died Oct 27, 1845 aged I month. 
In memory of Mr. Pi rsa Hi m. who died M j 19, 1819, Aged 12. 
Susan I 1 Mr. Aaron A Lois Hunt, died April 26, 1822. .Kt. 10 

mo. A 15 d 1 : 
Ebe< iid i\ Memory of Mr. William Hunt, irho departed this Life 

April 1 1802 : \_.-i 7( rs. 
(Monument N le.) William Hi \i died Nor. L6, 1851, aged 

7 1 

• 9 io. 

22 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass* [Jan. 

Thankful Hunt died Dec. 9, 1808, aged 29 yrs. 

Asahel Hunt died in Portland, Me. Oct. 2, 1825, aged 22 yrs. 

Abel Hunt died Sept. 9, 1808, aged 3 yrs. 

Sons of Wm. & Thankfull Hunt. 
(East side.) Esther wife of William Hunt died Jan. 16, 1872, aged 

82 yrs. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary P. wife of Rev. Rufus Hurlbut, 

who died July 13, 1849, jEt. 59. 
Mary Scollay Dau. of Rev. Rufus & Mary P. Hurlbut, died Dec. 13, 

1850, JEt. 29 yrs. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecca, widow of Mr. Stephen Hurlbut ; who died 

Feb. 10, 1830: jEt. 85. 
Sacred to the memory of Rev. Rufus Hurlbut, late minister of the church 

and society in Sudbury. He was born at Southampton April 21, 

1787; and died May li, 1839 ; aged 52. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. John Ives, who died Dec. 5, 1820, JEt. 24. 
In Memory of Katharine Johnfon : ( Daughter of M r . Aaron, & M rs Kezia 

Johnfon.). who died June y e 25 tb , 1771, Aged 13 Y r , 4 M, & 10 D. 
In memory of Abigail, Daug. of Mr. John and Mrs. Nancy Jones ; who 

died Oct. 13, 1825: JEt 1 f. 11 mo. & 13 days. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. Elijah Jones, who died Feb. 7, 1825 : In 

the 52, year of his age. 
My Brother's Grave. Elijah F. Jones died Jan. 9, 1844, JEt. 40. 
John Jones, Died Sept. 17, 1857, JEt. 63 y'rs. 11 mo's. 
Lucy M. dau. of John & Nancy M. Jones, died July 20, 1843, JEt. 9 yrs. 

11 mo. & 20 days. 
Mehitable Jones died Dec. 25, 1863, JEt. 89. 
In memory of Nancy, daughter of Capt. Samuel and Mrs. Lucy Jones ; 

who died March 20, 1830 : JEt. 3 years & 8 mo. 
Nancy M. wife of John Jones. Died Mar. 17, 1873, JEt. 7? y'rs, 8 mo's. 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Rachel wife of Mr. Samuel Jones, who 

died Nov. 30, 1823 ; jEt. 65. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Jones, who died Feb. 20, 1833. JEt. 75. 
Sarah A, daughter of John and Nancy Jones, died May 1, 1833 ; JEt. 

6 ys. & 8 ms. 
Abbie, wife of Levi Kendall, born in Sudbury, Mass., died in Vincennes, 

Oct. 26, 1867; JEt 38 years. 
Newton Jones, son of Levi G. & Abbie Kendall, JEt. 15 mo's. (sic) 
In memory of Mr. Joel Knight, who died Jan. 4k, 1817, JEt. 44. 
Here Lyes the Body of M rs : Mary Knight the Wife of M r Samuel 

Knight Died March 18 th . 1738 in the 30 th . Year of Her Age 
In Memory of Doctor Jonah Langdon A.M. who died Feb y . y e 24 th , 1779 ; 

JEt. 32. 
Erected in memory of Mrs. Thankful, Wife of Mr William Larrabee, 

who died Feb. 20, 1826, JEu 26. 
(Monument. West side.) David Lincoln, Died Aug. 26, 1863, JEt. 84. 
Hannah, his wife died Jan. 24, 1859, jEt. 90. 
(East side.) Isaac Lincoln died Aug. 25, 1825, jEt. 81. 
Experience, his wife died Jan. 12, 1824, JEt. 80. 
Here lies buri'd y e Body of M rs . Kezia Loring, the Wife of M r . Nathan 

Loring ; She Died July the 28 tb . 1754 : in y e 27 th . Year of Her Age. 
Jonas Lovering Died Nov. 15, 1854, JEt. 79. 

* Same Stone. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 23 

Sally Lovering Died Feb. 25, 1862, JE. 92 yrs. & 20 ds. 

In memory of Washington Lovering who died Oct. 13, 1851, JEt. 33. 

In memory of M rs . Ef ther Maynard, Wife of M r . John Maynard. who died 

June 30-1796. Aged 76 years. 
Erected In Memory of Mr. Gideon Maynard, who died April 25, 

1813; JEt. 56. 
Sacred to the memory of M r Ifaac Maynard who died June 25 th 1797 ; 

^Etatis 50. 
Here Lyes Buried Y e Body of M r . John Maynard, Who Died 

March 12 th . 1740: In Y e 61 ft . Year of His Age. 
Erected To the Memory of Mr. John Maynard, who died Oct. 14, 

1809. in the 89, year of his age. 
Erected In Memory of Mrs. Lois Maynard, Wife of Mr. Gideon 

Maynard, who died Aug. 8, 1811. JEt. 54. 
Erected In memory of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died Octr. 8, 1819 ; 

JEt. 77. 
Erected In Memory of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died Nov. 20, 1824 : 

In the 59, year of his age. 
Reuben Maynard Died Mar. 8, 1819 ; M. 56 y'rs. 
Elizabeth his Wife died Oct. 17, 1852 ; JE. 89 y'rs. 
Sally Maynard Daught. of M r . Reuben & Elifabeth Maynard. died June 

Y e 24 th . 1791. acred 10 months & 4 d s . 
In Memory of M rs . Sarah Maynard Wife of M r . Zebediah Maynard de- 

ceafed. Hie departed this Life Sept r . y e 17 th , 1781 ; in y e 75 1 ' 11 Year of 

her Ao-e. 
In memory of M rs : Sibbler Maynar d wife of M r : Zechariah Maynar d who 

died Feb 1- : 15 th : 1778. In y 8 56 th : year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sibillar, wife of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died 

Feb. 11, 1836, JEt. 88. 
Mr. Warren Maynard, died Aug. 25, 1839, iEt. 46. 
Memento mori In Memmory of M r : Zebediah Maynard who departed 

this Life Feb 1 ": 18 th : 1775 In the 75 th : year of his Age 
Erected in memory of Mr. Zebediah Maynar 11 who died March 23, 

1822. Mt. 36. 
Here Lyes- Buried Y e Body of M r John Meed, Who Died Feb 1 " 7 . 

28 th . 17§#: In Y e 55 th . Year of His Age. 
In memory or .Mrs. Abagail Moore wife of Mr. W' m , Moore, who died 

April 5, 1813. JEt. 60. 
In memory of Abigail^ Ann, daug. of Mr. Isaac & D.Irs. Eunice Moore; 

who (lied March 25, 1827: iEt. 1 yr. 6 mo, & 7 days. 
In memory of Adaline, daughter of Mr. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore ; 

who died Sept. 21, 1831 : JEt. 3 yrs. 8 mo. & 12 days. 
Mrs Ann, wife of Mr. Ephraim Moore, died May 3, L856, Alt. 92 yrs. 
In Memory of Curtis Moore Jun. Son of Mr, Curtis & Mrs. Polly 

oore, who died July 23, 1813. 1 yr. & 2 mo. 

Daniel, bod of Mr. Martin &JMrs. Susan Moore, who died Oct. 30, 1821, 

Et. 14 mo 8 . 
In memory of Daniel, son of Air. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore; who 

died Sept. ( J, 1<S31 : JEt. 6 yrs. 1 mo. and 15 days. 
Daniel C. Moore died Sept. 9, l*o7, aged 63 yrs. 
In memory of Mb. Ephraim Moore, who died June 11, 1835; 2Et. 84. 
In Memory of Mrs. Eunice Moore, wife of Mr. Ruben Moore, who 

died April 29, 1817. ^Et. 52 

24 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [Jan. 

In memory of Henert, son of Mr. Luis & Mrs. Charlotte Moore who died 

July 14, 1827 : JEt. 5 yrs. and 6 mo. 
Mr. Isaac Moore, died Jan. 20, 1829, JEt. 46. 
In memory of Jane Moore, Daughter of Mr. Curtis & Mrs. Mary Moore, 

who died Sept. 29, 1822 ; ^Et. 2 years 2 mo. . & 23 days. 
Lewis Moore, died May 10, 1854, aged 71 years; 
Charlotte, his wife died April 21, 1858, aged 73 years. 
In Memory of Mary Moore, Daut. of Mr. Curtis, & Mrs. Polly Moore, 

who died July 18, 1813. JEt. 2 yr's & 7 mo. 
In memory of Mary . E, daughter of Mr. Martin & Mrs. Susan Moore ; 

who died Sept. 16, 1831 : JEt. 14 months. 
Erected in memory of Merick, son of Jesse & Martha Moore, who died 

Aug. 21, 1835 ; aged 21. 
In memory of Nancy Moore, Daughter of Mr. Curtis Moore, & Mrs. 

Mary his wife who died Sept. 15, 1822 ; JEt, 6 years 5 mo. & 2 days. 
Mrs. Olive, widow of Lieut. Uriah Moore, died Feb. 27, 1850, JEt. 92. 
Reuben Moore, died Dec. 29, 1848, JEt. 77 yrs. 6 ms. 
In memory of Susan, Dau r . of Mr. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore who 

died Octr. 14, 1821 JEt. 3 years &. 8 mo 8 : 
In Memory of Lieut. Uriah Moore, Who died June 25, 1799. JEt. 47 

yr's. & 5 mo. 
Mr. Uriel Moore, son of Isaac and Eunice Moore, died Nov. 2, 1828, 

JEt. 22. 
In Memory of Mr. William Moore, who died March 29, 1836, Aged 89. 
In Memory of Mr. James Mosman, who died Dec. 30, 1819 ; JEt. 38. 
(Double stone.) In Memory of Doctor Moses Mosman, and Mrs. 

Mary Mosman, His Wife 
Doctor Moses Mosman died Aug. 15, 1817 ; JEt. 75. 
Mrs. Mary Mosman died Aug. 17, 1817 ; JEt. 66. 
Sarah Mosman, Daughter of the late Dr. Moses Mosman, died Aug. 19, 

1865, iEt. 86. 
(Stone broken. Footstone says " M rs . Patience Muzzy.") 31 ft . 174* : 

Aged 40 Years Wanting 1 Day. 
(Footstone, alone.) B M 
Asa Noyes, died Feb. 4, 1852, aged 83 years. 
In hope of eternal life Here rest the remains of Mrs. Asa Noyse, who 

died Aug. 13, 1850, aged 82 years & 7 mos. 
Memento mori In Memory of Lieu*: Daniel Noyes, who departed this 

Life Dec r : 29 th 1781. Aged 83 years, 8 months & 14 days. 
Here Lyes Y e Body of M rs . Elizabeth Noyes, Wife to M r . Peter 

Noyes ; She Died Jan?. Y e 2 d . 1739 : In Y e 38 th . Year of Her 

Here lies depofited all that was mortal, of Deac n . Oliver Noyes. He de- 
parted this life Feb y . 26 th . 1803 : ^Etatis 65. 
In memory of M r : Peter Noyes, who Died March 16 th : 1772. In the 72 

year of his Age. 
In memory of M rs Sarah Noyes, wife of Lieu fc : Daniel Noyes, who de- 
parted this Life July. 24 th : 1727. In the 29 th year of her Age. 
In Memory of M rs Sarah Noyes, 2 d : wife of L^eu 1 : Daniel Noyes, who 

departed this Life March. 14 th 1757. In the 46 th : year of her Age. 
In memory of Addison Osborn JE. 28 y'rs. and Lyman Osborn JE. 

31 y'rs. Who were blown up in the Powder Mill explosion Nov. 16, 

1836. Erected by Susan It. Sargent 

* The lust figure, originally 2, has been cut over and is either 3 or 8, probably 3. 

1907.] John Evarts of Guilford, Conn, 25 

Mr. Obadiaji Osborn died Aug. 25, 1832, JEt. 60 ys. 4 ms. 
Nelly Osborn, his wife, died Mar. 11, 1850, iEt. 77 ys. 4 ms. 
Stephen B. Son of Addison & Susan Osborn, died May 11, 1836, JEt. 2 
yrs. 9 ni°. & 10 days. 

[To be concluded.] 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. John 1 Evarts, the founder of the family of that name in New 
England, was made a freeman at Concord, Mass., Mch., 1637-8. He was 
resideut there for some years, during which time at least two of his chil- 
dren were born. He took the freeman's oath at Guilford, Conn., Feb. 5, 
1651-2, and was sued there. in 1655 in two civil suits. He purchased John 
Mepham's allotment at Guilford, for £21, on July 29, 1651, and died 
May 9, 1669. In 1667 he was appointed tillingman. He is said to have 

lived for some time in New Haven. He married first, Elizabeth ; 

and married second, May 27, 1663, Elizabeth, widow of John Parmelee, 
who died Nov., 1688. 

Children by first wife : 

2. i. Jonx, 2 b. Feb. 29, 1639-40, at Concord; d. Dec. 28, 1692. 

3. ii. JUDAH, b. Oct. 27, 1642, at Concord; d. Nov., 1696. 
/ 4. iii. Daniel, b. 1645; d. Dec. 5, 1692. 

5. iv. Jambs, b. 1648; d. Apr., 1682. 

v. Elizabeth, m. 1065, Peter Abbott. She was killed, by her husband, 
at Fairfield, for which offence he was tried, and executed Oct. 16, 

2. John 2 Evarts (John 1 ), of Guilford, married first, Sept. 14, 1665 

Mary, daughter of Thomas French, who died in 166tf ; and married 
second, Mary, daughter of Alexander Bow of Middletown, who 
died Apr. 25, 1700. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Maky, 3 b. Aug. 12, L666; d. Apr. 20, L688. 
ii. JOHN, b. 8 L6, 1668; d. Dec. 30, 1683. 

Children by N cond wile \ 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. \2, L670| d. Feb. < s , 1768, at Middletown; in. Apr. 

I. L696, William Bartlett of Middletown, who d. Oct. 10, 1741. 
iv. Sarah, b. Jane 4, L678 ; m. Apr. 8, L 700, John Moody. 
v. I .; [ZABBTH, b. 1674 j d. Feb. 22, 16 
G. vi. Nathanibl, t). July 24, L675; d. May, L789. 

vii. Mi. mi abel, b. Feb. 25, L678 9\ m. h Feb. 10, 1701, David Blach- 

Ley, who d. May 8, 1712; in. OHM Allis. 

7. viii. Bbbhbzbb, b. Sept. 15, L681 ; d. Haj 8, L722i 

ix. mi i.\« i . b. Jan. 26, L 688-4; d. Dec., 1751 ; m. Not. 8, 1705, Thomai 

Dowd, who d. I), c. "-. 1711. 
x. 1'a iii m i . b. May 1 1. L689 ; d. L6 

3. Judajb 1 EvABTa (John 1 ) married Mary, or Mercy, born Jane 6, L64fi 

daughter oi William Elayden of Killingworth. Hii inventory w 

filed Jan. 1, lO'J';-?. 


26 John Evarts of Guilford, Conn, [Jan. 

Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. June 28, 1675; d. Oct. 1, 1678. 

8. ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1678; d. Jan. 14, 1740. 
iii. Mary, b. May 16, 1682; cl. May 2, 1688. 
iv. Eleazar, b. June 16, 1688; cl. young. 

4. Daniel 2 Evarts {John 1 ) married first, Mary , who died 

Mch. 31, 1663; and married second, Mch. 4, 1663-4, Rebecca, 
daughter of Henry Dowd, who died Oct. 16, 1703. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Hannah, 3 b. Mch. 29, 1663; d. 1687. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1664; cl. Aug. 16, 1668. 

9. iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 24, 1666-7; cl. Aug. 9, 1751. 

iv. John, b. Sept. 20, 1669; cl. unmarried, June, 1699. 

10. v. James, b. Feb. 18,' 1672; cl. Apr. 6, 1751. 

vi. Sarah, b. May 15, 1675; cl. Oct. 7, 1706; m. (1) Jan. 27, 1701, John 
Dudley, who d. June 24, 1703; m. (2) Feb. 6, 1705-6, Christopher 

vii. Samuel, b. Dec. 14, 1681; d. unmarried, Oct. 5, 1703. 

5. James 2 Evarts {John 1 ) married, in 1660, Lydia, daughter of Richard 

Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. Mch. 26, 1661; d. young. 

11. ii. John, b. 1664. 

iii. Lydia, b. 166- ; d. Dec. 27, 1750; m. Aug. 19, 1692, Caleb Bishop, 
who cl. May 19, 1732. 

12. iv. James, b. 1667; cl. Jan. 3, 1739. 

v. Joseph, b. 1669; d. Dec. 21, 1679. 

13. vi. Judah, b. 1673; d. Oct. 28, 1748. 

vii. Mary, b. May 1, 1674; cl. June, 1734; m. June 8, 1694, John Munger. 
viii. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1677. 

14. ix. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 1679-80; cl. Dec. 21, 1767. 

x. Dorothy, b. 1683; m. Apr. 6, 1710, Samuel Munger, who d. May, 

xi. Jonathan, d. unmarried, Oct., 1696. 

6. Nathaniel 3 Evarts {John, 2 John 1 ) married, May 7, 1707, Mar- 

garet, daughter of Dr. Thomas Hastings of Hatfield, who was born 
July 7, 1674, and died Oct. 8, 1740. He lived in East Guilford, 
where his list in 1716 was £66. 7. 6. 
Children : 

i. Margaret, 4 b. Aug. 22, 1710; cl. May 28, 1748. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 21, 1708; lived in Salisbury, Vt., in 1749, and later 
in New Haven, Vt. ; m. Oct. 2, 1734, Submit Stone. Children: 
1. John,' b. Apr. 30, 1735. 2. Submit, b. July 5, 1737 ; m. Juno 28, 
1758, Abraham Bartlett of Durham. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1739. 
4. Gilbert, b. Jan 3, 1742; of Salisbury, Vt. 5. Luther, b. May 6, 
1744; of Salisbury, Vt. ; a Tory in the Revolution. 6. Joel, b. 
Dec. 2, 1746. 7. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1749. 

iii. Elijah, b. Apr. 4, 1712. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. May 9, 1719; of Salisbury, Conn., and Vt. 

v. Sylvanus, b. Mch. 31, 1721; of Salisbury, Conn., and of Vt. ; m. 
(1) Martha lloyt; m. (2) Elishaba Chittenden. 

7. Ebenezbr 8 Evarts {John, 2 Jo/m 1 ), of East Guilford, Conn., and 

Hatfield, Mass., married, Apr. 22, 1709, Sarah, daughter of John 

1907.] John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. 27 

Allis of Hatfield, who was bom in 1688, and died June, 17.'5'.». Hi- 
list at East Guilford in 1716 was £39. 18. 0. 
Children : 

i. IIwnah. 4 1). Oct. SO, 1710; m. Oct. 30, 1728, Ebenezer Field of 

Hatfield; d. -June 2, 1739. 
ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 10, 1713; m. Men. 26, 1736, Josiah Parmelee, who 

d. Aug. 11, 1739. 
iii. Mary, b. Sept. 7. L715; d. Men. 4, 1739. 
iv. Abigail, b. May 12, 1718; d. Meh. 4, 1719. 
v. Abigail, b. July 19, 1720. 

8. Samuel 1 Evarts {Judah, 2 John 1 ), of Guilford, married first, Arch. I, 
1711, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Benton, who died dime o0, 
17-*U: and married second, Apr. 20, 17o<>, Mary Stone, who died 
Nov. l'J, 1790, having married, Aug. 19, 1741, as her second hus- 
band, Samuel Dodd, who died May 24, 1757. Samuel Evarts's list 
in 171 6 waa £72. 7. 6. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Dec 25, 1711; d. unmarried, Dec. 1G, 1734. 
ii. Mary, b. July 16, 1713; d. unmarried, Jan. 8, 1736. 

iii. ELEAZAR, 1). June.26, 1716; d. Dec. 28, 1804; m. Jan. 29, 1740. Han- 
nah Scranton, who d. Aug. 11, 1791. Children: 1. Hannah, 6 b. 
Jan. 20, 1741; d. Sept. 6, 1765; m. Nov. 28, 1764, Caleb Dudley, 
who (l. Sept. II. 1802. 2. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 174:;; <l. Oct. 31, 
1813. 3. Abraham, b. Meh. 30, 1745; d. Meh. 27, 1823; m. Nov. 
11, 1 7 7 : » . Asenath Dudley, who d. Nov. 15, 1820; had children: 
i. Asenath 6 ; ii. Adah; iii. Abraham; iv. Hannah. 4. Eleazar, b. 
May."., 1748; d. Meh. 20, 1803; m. Dec. 21, 1780, Elizabeth Seward, 
who d. Oct. 5, 1802; had children: i. John ; ii. Clcodalinda, in. 
Joy Benton. 5. Mary, b. Scot. I, 1750; d. Aug. 28, 1 7 '. > 7 : m. Feb. 
27. 1771. Amos Dudley. 6. Anna, b Nov. 4, 17.").".; d. Aug., 1815; 
m. Apr. 8, 17*7. Seth stone. 7. Huldah, b. Oct. :;, 177>7; d. Meh. 
9, 1829; m. D . 177<!, Samuel Bristol, who d. Dee. 15, L815. 

Child by second wife : 


iv. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 27, 17.-.7: d. Dec. 1, 1802; m. Aug. 19, 1761, Sarah 
Nettleton of Killingworth, who d. Oct. 27. 1827. children: l. 
Sarah,* b. May 8, 1762; d unmarried. 2. Samuel, b. Feb. 
1764; went to Lake Cbarnplain; m. Nov. 2:», 1784, Sarah Hall; 
had children: i. Nathan*; ii. Orpah; iii. Samuel; iv. Amo>; v. 

ey; vi. Sarah, m. Rowe. •"<. Josiah, b. L767; a sailor; 

had no children. I. Nathanit i. b. Jan. L8, I7<'.'.i: d. Nov. •">. 1854; 
m. Nov. l.",, i soi. Julia Parmelee, who d. Sept. 10, 1849; bad chil- 
dren: I.Julia 6 ; ii. Joel; iii. .Mary, m. Hooker Dudley; iv. Lucy, 
in. George Dudley; v. Lewis; vi. Anna, m. George A. Dibble; 
rii. John Samuel. 5. Mary, d. 1771 ; d. Dec. 16, 1829 ; m. Oct. 31, 
1790, Ambp . oton, who d. Meh. l. 1847. 6. Nathan, b. 177;'.. 
7. / b. 1771 ; in. Minn. dau. of Reuben Parmelee. 8. IF//// 

b. 1782; d. Jan. 7, 1841; m. Sally Bristol; had children: I.Sally"; 
ii. William, ui. Sophronia Stevens ; iii. Daniel; iv. Huldah; \. 
in. Jam< - >.. I i\ ens. 

Daniel 1 Evarts (D mid,* John 1 ) married, Oct. 1, L700, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Christopher W '• He lived in Guilford, and waa listed in 
1716 at £66. '•'. 0. 
( hildren : 

i. pt 12. L701 ; lived at Woodbury; d. Apr. 11.17 

in. Martha . children: I. M b, July 18, 1729 

i;i. June 1 1751, Archelaus Parmelee, who d. Nov. 
Mary. 8. Tryphena, d. July 80, 1794; m. Apr. 18, 
1758, David Dudley, who d. 1 1. B< njamin. 

Vol.. I.XI. 

28 John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. [Jan. 

ii. Samuel, b. Nov. 10, 1702; d. Nov. 15, 1788; m. (1) May 9, 1732, Ruth 
Dudley, who d. Apr. 13, 173G; m. (2) June 27, 1739, Rachel, dau. 
of Jared Parmelee, who d. Nov. 9, 1793. Children: 1. Buth, b b. 
Feb. 27, 1733; m. Aug. 18, 175G, Josiah Bishop. 2. Samuel, b. 
Aug. 9, 1734; d. Mch. 16, 1817; m. Men. 20, 1758, Leah Bishop, 
who cl. June 13, 1819; had children : i. Luther, 6 b. Jan. 17, 1759, 
removed to Washington, N. C. ; ii. Martin, b. Dec. 18, 1760, re- 
moved to Athens, N. Y. ; iii. Solomon, b. Feb. 24, 1763, removed 
to Mexico, N. Y. ; iv. Augustus, b. May 6, 1765, removed to New 
York State; v. Ruth, b. Dec. 12, 1769, d. unmarried, Apr. 10, 1835; 
vi. Marcia, b. May 22, 1772, m. Nov. 14, 1792, Dea. William Starr; 
vii. Joel, b. June 14, 1768, d. Dec. 26, 1768; viii. Joel, b. Apr. 6, 
1775, d. July 27, 1839, lived in Madison, Conn. ; ix. Linus, b. Sept. 
10, 1777, lived in Ohio; x. Sarah, b. 1779, m. Mch. 29, 1813, Amos 
Dudley; xi. Lucia, b. Aug. 15, 1783, m. May 3, 1807, Joseph 
Evarts, Jr. 3. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 5, 1736; d. unmarried, Aug. 15, 
1817. 4. Daniel, b. Mch. 1, 1740; d. Apr., 1816; m. (1) Jan. 15, 
1789, Anne Hill, who d. Feb. 6, 1797; m. (2) Jan. 22, 1799, Mary, 
dau. of Aaron Evarts and widow of Nehemiah Kirby; had no 
children. 5. Rachel, b. Dec. 12, 1742; d. Dec. 31, 1813; m. Dec. 
1, 1773, Eliphalet Hall, who d. Apr. 9, 1803; had no children. 

iii. Benjamin, b. June 14, 1704; d. young. 

iv. Hannah, b. July 28, 1706. 

v. Rebecca, b. Julv 18, 1708. 

vi. Makia, b. Sept. 10, 1711 ; d. Oct. 25, 1712. 

vii. Moses, b. Sept. 10, 1711 ; d. unmarried, at Paris, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1805. 

viii. Aaron, b. Jan. 10, 1718; cl. Apr. 20, 1804; m. (1) Sept. 5, 1744, 
Sarah Rossiter, who d. Apr. 4, 1760; m. (2) Nov. 11, 1760, Joanna 
Farnum, who d. Aug. 2, 1764 ; m. (3) Oct. 15, 1765, Sarah Stocking 
of Middletown, who d. Dec. 5, 1801. aged 85. Children, all by the 
first wife: 1. Benjamin, 6 b. Apr. 26, 1745; d. Dec. 17, 1819; m. 
(1) Oct. 23, 1765, Ruth, dau. of Thomas Dudley, who d. Jan. 31, 
1768; m. (2) Nov. 1, 1769, Abigail, dau. of Daniel Bradley, who 
d. Nov. 5, 1792, aged 49; m. (3) Feb. 3, 1793, Anna, dau. of 
Timothy Evarts, who d. Jan. 11, 1796; m. (4) May 1, 1796, Dinah, 
dau. of Jonathan Evarts, who committed suicide, Mch. 15, 1801 ; 
m. (5) July 5, 1802, Rachel Ray of Haddam, who d. Aug. 7, 1847, 
aged 89; had children: i. Ruth 6 ; ii. Edmund; iii. Eli; iv. Anne; 
v. Nancy, m. John McKean ; vi. Aaron; vii. Learning; all but 
Ruth were by the second wife. 2. David, b. Jan. 23, 1748 ; d. un- 
married, in Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 26, 1821. 3. Sarah, b. 
Feb. 2, 1751; d. unmarried. 4. Mary, b. Mch. 5, 1755; cl. 1824; 
m. (1) in 1789, Nehemiah Kirby, who cl. 1795; im (2) Jan. 22, 
1799, Daniel Evarts, who d. Apr., 1716. 5. Aaron, b. Mch. 24, 
1758; d. in the army, Oct. 27, 1776. 

ix. Timothy, b. Aug. 28, 1719; d. Nov. 25, 1800; m. Jan. 1, 1756, Ann, 
dau. of David Dudley, w r ho d. Oct. 23, 1789. Children : 1. Anna, b 
b. Feb. 19, 1758; d. Jan. 11, 1796; m. Feb. 3, 1793, Benjamin 
Evarts, who d. Dec. 17, 1819. 2. Buth, b. June 30, 1760; cl. Oct. 
4, 1847; m. in 1782, Capt. Nathaniel Fowler, who d. Feb. 24, 1841. 
3. Timothy, b. Feb. 25, 1767; lived in Ohio; m. (1) Oct. 24, 1789, 
Lyclia Hotehkiss, who d. Dec. 13, 1793; m. (2) Elizabeth Shell 
or Parmelee ; had children : i. Celestine 6 ; ii. Horace ; iii. Harriett : 
iv. Myrta; v. Horatio; vi. Erastus; the last four were by the 
second wife. 4. Boswell, b. Oct. 1, 1771; d. Apr. 25, 1815; m. 
Dec. 11, 1796, Ruth Cruttenden, who d. Jan., 1856; had children: 
i. Russell; ii. Harry; iii. Austin; iv. Lyman; v. Caroline; vi. 
Eliza, in. Silas Norton; vii. Marvin, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

10. James 8 Evarts (Daniel? John 1 ) was sergeant in the Guilford train- 
band, and was Jisted at £85. 10. 0. in 1716. He married first, 
Hannah, or Anna, daughter of Alexander Bow of Middletown, and 
married second Hannah, daughter of Stephen Bishop, who died 
Apr. 10, 1762. 

1907.] John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. 29 

Children : 

i. Ki czabbth, 4 b. 1706; d. Oct. 23, 1753; ra. May 20, 1724, Isaac Par- 
melee, who d. July 12, 1752. 

ii. [saac, b. 1707; d. May 20, 177"): m. (1) Submit , who d. 

Dec. 4. 17»;4; m. (2) Anne Spinning. Children: 1. Isaac,* d. 
Jan. 22. 1801 ; m. (1) Feb. 2. L764, Mary Ward, who d. Dec. 22. 
1764; m. (2) Nov. 26, 17t!7, Lucy Stone, who d. Feb. 8, 1775; had 
children, by second wife : i. Frederic, lived in New York City : 
ii. Achsa; id. Barvey. 2. Anne,m. June 19, 1748, Reuben Stone. 
who d. Oct. 5, 1804; d. Aug. 1, 1763. 3. Lucy, b. 1733; d. May 
29, 1816; in- Mch. 12. 1755, Timothy Bartlett, who d. Dec. 3, 
1811. 4. Submit, ra. June 28, 1758, Abraham Bartlett of Durham. 
5. Rebecca, m. (1) Aug. 28, 1705, Timothy Munger; m. (2) Lorain 
Murrav. 6. Lucretia, d. Mch. •">. 1823; m. Dec. 13, 1709, Joseph 
Crnttenden, who d. Mch. 28, 1836. 

iii. John. I). 1711; d. unmarried, Apr. 19, 1785. 

iv. Rebecca, b. 1715; m. Jan. 25, 1738, Caleb Stone, Jr., who d. July 
28, 1788; d. Sept. 5, 1795. 

v. Sybill, in. (1) May 14, 1744, Samuel Bristol, who d. Aug. 25, 1752: 
111. (2) Mch. 19, 1754, James Hatch of Sharon. 

vi. JAMES, b. Sept. 15, 1729; d. Sept. 19, 1741. 

vii. Jedediah, b. Oct., 17: , >L^ 

11. Joun 3 Eva ins (./</mes, 2 John 1 ) married Oct. 23, 1G88, Sarah Cramp- 

ton. He was sergeant of the trainband at Guilford, and was listed 
in 171 1; at £60. 17. 6. 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Aug. 10, 1089; m. Joseph Long of Coventry. 

ii. .Jmiin. h. Mch. 9, 1092-:;. 

iii. Patience, b. May 2, 1095; m. Benjamin Jones. 

iv. Lydia, 1). July <i, 1699. 

v. Jeremiah, b. May 21, 1702; of East Guilford; d. Sept. 14, 1 7 ~> I ; 

in. June 8, 1726, Jerusha Blinn. Children: 1. Jeremiah, 6 b. 1726; 

d. Jan. 10, 1754. 2. Charles, b. Sept. 11. 1727; d. May 10. 1761. 

3. Jerusha, b. 1729. 4. Abner, removed to Sunderland, Vt.; d. 

Mch. 15, 17'."'-. 5. Honor, in. June 5, 1751, Reuben Evarts, who 

d. Jan. 81, 177*;. o. Jesse, m. Ang. 27, 1764, obedience ParmeL 

had dan. Sarah, 6 b. !)<■<■• 25, 1764. 

vi. JOSIAH, b. July 14, 170.-,; in. Feb. LI, 1731, Ann Tyler of Haddam. 
Children: L. Ann,' b. Apr. 29, 17:'.l'. 2. Bosanna, b. Nov. 20, 

17::.'.. 8. /.<"•'/. b. <)<•'. 27, 17:;.".. \. Josiah, b. Apr. 21, 1788. .">. 
/;/•.-/"//. b. Apr. 15, 17 lo. 6. Sarah, b. Oct. 27, 1712. 

12. Jami - I kRTS, Jr. (Jamet,* John 1 ), farmer, of Easl Guilford, was 

listed in 171 < >ai £94.15.0. Be married, Mch. 7, 1694, Mary Carter, 
u ho died Mch. 80, 1 75 1. 
( Ihildren : 

i. Mart, 4 b. Dec. 7, L696; d. unmarried, Mch. 8, 1788. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Apr. 12, 1699; d. .Mch. 27, 1779; m. May '». 1722, 
Hannah Ollletl of Hatfield, who d. Feb. 18, 1774. Children: l. 
lathan Nov. 16, 172::; «i. Jan. 16, 17:>:. ; m. May 2, !::.o, 
Lucretia Parraelee, who d. Jan. 24, I7'.».~>; had children: i. Anah, a 
m. Samuel Dudley; ii. Dinah, m. Benjamin Evarts; iii Ezra; iv. 
Olive, m. Thomas Dudley; v. Lucretia; vi. Mabel, m. Eber Nor- 
ton; v\\. Curtlss. 2. //-/////-///.I.. Oct. 26, 1726; d. Oct. r:>.;. 
I Ma, b. Apr. 29, 1729; d. Feb. 28, 1740. i. I mer, b.Mch. 17, 
L782. 5. E ah, b. July 17, 1784; m. Lorain ; lived in \'t. 

"ih, b. July 17, 17:'. 1. 7. Lydia, b. May 7. 1711 ; d. M 
iii. Mim.u ELL, b. Lug. 16, 1705; d. I' C. 81, 17. 
iv. Jami v b. Apr. 21, 171:'.; <|. Apr. •'-. 1721. 
v. Bl BOB, b. D' . I714j m. Guild. 

30 John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. [Jan. 

vi. Reuben, b. Mch. 25, 1719 ; d. July 31, 1776 ; m. June 5, 1751, Honor, 
dan. of Jeremiah Evarts, who m. as her second husband, Dea. 
Thomas Stone of East Guilford. Children: 1. James, 5 b. May 15, 
1752; m. Sarah, dan. of Timothy Todd; lived in Georgia and 
Sunderland, Vt. ; had one son, Rev. Jeremiah, 6 who was secretary 
of the A. B. C. F. M. and father of Hon. William Maxwell 7 Evarts. 
2. Elizabeth,' b. Dec. 15, 1755. 3. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 25, 1761. 
4. Beuben, b. Jan. 7, 1763. 5. John, b. Dec. 16, 1765. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 25, 1719 ; m. May 5, 1742, Abraham Turner. 

13. Judah 3 Evarts {James, 2 John 1 ), of Guilford, married, Sept. 5, 1706, 

Mary, daughter of Samuel Eggleston of Middletown, who died 
Apr. 2, 1762. His list in 1716 was £55. 10. 0. 
Children : 

i. Caleb, 4 b. Mav 27, 1707; d. Aug. 21, 1751; m. (1) Nov. 19, 1729, 
MindwellCook of Wallingford, who d. Dec. 31, 1736; m. (2) in 
1740, Elizabeth Stocker. Children by first wife: 1. Jlindwell, 5 
b. Nov. 4, 1730; d. unmarried, Oct. 11, 1756. 2. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 

22, 1732; d. Nov. 18, 1765; m. Ruth Chittenden, who m. as her 
second husband, Eber Norton ; had children : i. Ruth, 6 b. Aug. 2, 
1757, m. May 21, 1786, Benjamin Kirkham; ii. Stephen, b. Apr. 15, 
1759; iii. Caleb, b. Dec. 28, 1761. 3. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1736, 
Children by second wife: 4. Caleb, b. Aug. 29, 1740; d. Aug. 21, 
1751. 5. Judah, b. Oct. 20, 1745. 6. ^Amaziah, b. June 30, 1747; 
m. June 5, 1776, widow Susannah Cruttenden; had children : i. 
Elihu Bragg 6 ; ii. Amaziah; iii. Caleb. 7. Edward, b. Mch. 3, 1752. 

ii. Judah, b. May 19, 1712; d. Aug. 8, 1744; m. May 30, 1739, Abigail 
Dudley, who cl. Jan. 31, 1803, having rn. Mch. 5, 1751, as her sec- 
ond husband, Samuel Meigs, who d. Sept. 1, 1751, and as her 
third husband, Ebenezer Dudley, who d. July 8, 1784. Children : 

I. Ambrose, b. Mch. 13, 1740; d. July 3, 1815; m. (1) 1764, Ruth 
Graves ; m. (2) Hannah, dau. of David Dudley, who d. Oct., 1805 ; 
had children: i. Linus 6 ; ii. Pierson ; iii. Lucretia, m. Meigs Ste- 
vens; iv. Abigail, m. Thomas W. Vose. 2. Abiqail, b. Mch. 30, 
1744; cl. Sept. 27, 1751. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. June 11, 1720; d. before his father, 
iv. Amos, b. Sept. 23, 1725 ; m. Mch. 5, 1747, Mary Eggleston ; had dau. 
Mary b b. Oct. 29, 1747, and d. May 16, 1785. 

14. Joseph 3 Evarts (James, 2 John 1 ), of East Guilford, was listed in 1716 

at £47. 2. 0. He married, Apr. 21, 1713, Hannah Scranton, who 
died Mch. 26, 1761. 
Children : 

i. Joseph, 4 b. June 14, 1716 ; cl. June 6, 1789 ; m. Nov. 15, 1734, Phebe 
Johnson. Children: 1. Luey,°b. Oct. 19, 1741; d. Nov. 7, 1806; 
m. July 2, 1794, Rev. Amos Fowler, who d. Feb. 10, 1800. 2. 
Joseph, d. Dec. 11, 1795; m. Mch. 20, 1776, Elizabeth Hall; had 
children : i. Joseph 6 ; ii. Elizabeth. 

Ii. Jehiel, b. Mch. 24, 1719; of Killingworth ; m. Jan. 10, 1743, De- 
borah, dau. of David Bishop. Children: 1. Nathan, 6 b. Jan. 9, 
1744; d. young. 2. Jehiel, b. Aug. 9, 1746; m. Dec. 11, 1771. 
Jerusha Nettleton ; had children: i. James 6 ; ii. Jehiel; iii. De- 
borah; iv. Jerusha. 3. David, b. Mch. 11, 1748; had no children. 
4. Joseph, b. Jan. 20, 1751. 5. John, b. Jan. 20, 1751. 6. lluldah, 
b. June 19, 1753; m. Mch. 31, 1790, Moses Griswold. 7. Deborah, 
b. Jan. 4, 1756. 8. Jeremiah, b. June 14. 1768. 9. Joel, b. Nov. 
17, 1761; d. childless, Mch. 3, 1822; m. Lydia , whod. Jan. 

23, 1851, aged 86. 10. Hannah, b. Mch. 10, 1764; d. unmarried. 

II. Nathan, b. June 10, 1767; d. Jan., 1802; m. Tamer Kelsey; 
had children: i. David 6 ; ii. Leonard; iii. Maria, m. Heman Frank- 
lin; iv. Lydia, m. Eli Lee. 

iii. Hawaii, b. May 2.°), 17-22; d. June 15, 1803. 
iv. Nathan, b. Oct. 29, 1727; d. Nov., 1736. 

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1 ommanicated bj EL i in Elisabeth ELbkp, of Detroit, Mich. 

[Concluded from Vol. 60, page 309.] 

1781. Mar 11. Gideon Perkins. 

May 2. Elizabeth wife of Jonathan Bill Jr. 

July 25. Martin Cosset & his wife. 

( )r[ 81. Susanna wife of Thomas Jones of Barkhamsted. 

1785. Feb 20. Daniel Beman and his wife Abigail. 
July •'!. Angus McCloud. 

L785. Oct. 2. David & Lois Giddin 

1786. July 16. Martin Mot - &his wife. 
Aug 27. John Atwood. 

1787. Jany 7. Daniel Bushnel & his wife Rebecka. 
Apr 1. Widow Moses. 

Aug 26. Ephraim Selby & wife Thankful Cowles 

Sept 30. Olive wife to Abijah Butlofth. 

Oct 7. Eleazer Cowles & wife. 

Sarah wife to Elisha Beman 
I 1. Iward Brockway Jr. and his wife Rachel 

Nov. 18. Ambrose Cowdry & his wife Mary Green. 

1788. Jan 20. Aaron Gates & his wife. 

»tr. 7. Lucy wife to Asa And 

Nov. 16. Clement Bates Willey. 

.>. .Tulv '>. Ashbel Moses & his wife Esther 

Sepl 22. Daniel Bill cV his wife Mindal. 

L790. 1-"' b 21. Abigail wife to [saac Jones. 

Mar 7. Samuel Jon< , 

Theophilua Lord G & w if< 

Ai Ruth Fuller. 

' let Lydia Emmoi , 

Dec 12 Elizabeth Fuller. 

1791. Dec. 11. Wife to Samuel Fuller 

1792. V Hannah wife to Micah Schovil Jr. 

2. WeUi i Andrew - & his \\ i 

< > 28. B . • 11 Borden. 

1 7 I 5. M . u idow to I >e. Id ( iiddin 

Aug I. Thon I man Jr. iv his wife Ann. 

1 )•••■ II. I lavid Spelman cv w i ( 

i 7 I. A - i I .drv and wife Abigail. 

A ug 1. W idou 1 ' :illa M ui. 

I let I -•. <lia. wife to Jehial Meacham. 

1 795 Julj 1 I ic Burnham and wife I i da. 

28. S I riddings and \\ 

17. '7. June 1. William Jr. and Syl ia Chapman. 

< i 1 . S ih, wife ' S\ • 'in Smi 
\ I liiiuah Fen 

1798. J 21. Abigail i Eno Lane Jr. 

Ph( V\ ickham. 

I I ill il.itha Ship man. 

32 Ilartland, Conn., Church Records. [Jan. 

Lydia Church.(?) 

Amy, wife of Abner Moses. 

Ebenezer and Hoadley. 

Benjamin and Damaris Reed. 

Stephen Hosmer and wife 

Wife to Sam'l Benjamin. 

Joel Clark and his wife. 

"Wife to Augustin Lane. 

Charlotte Andrews. 

David Goodhue. 

Samuel Sawyer. 

Lucretia wife to Ambrose Cowdry. 

James Francis & wife 

Ozni Miller and wife 

Starling Graves Bushnell and wife. 

Uriah Church. 

Bildad Wright & wife 

Moses and Cowdry 

Hannah wife to David Banning. 
Benjamin Banning. 
Asa Haines & his wife 
Phineas Meacham & his wife 
Mary wife to Calvin Cone 
Wife to Elam Jones. 
Judson Spelman and his wife 
Martin Meacham " " " 
Lucy wife to Russell Smith 
Aaron & Ruth Gates 
Bathsheba Dimick 
Oman and Ruth Bill. 
Abi Spelman 
Desire Sawyer. 
Olive Wright. 

Polly wife to George Adams Jr 

Salmon Giddings, Clark Giddings, Julius Fowler, Sher- 
man Bill. 
Asaher Brainard 
Adna Gillett and his wife. 
Wife of Phineas Foster. 
Rufus Beaman and his wife Alcinda. 
Anna wife to Philander Humphrey. 
Wealthy Ann, wife of Eber B. Clark. 
John Lane and his wife Elizabeth. 
Reuben Beman " . " " 

Fanny Church 
Phebe Burnham 


Mr John Waters child an infant departed this life Sep 30 1770 (be- 
longed to Salmon Brook more properly) was buried at Ilartland. 

Mr Jonathan King's child of $arkhamsted departed this life May 31 
1771. I attended upon the funeral the next day.^ 


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July 31. 
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Mr John Waters child an infant departed this life Aug 25 1771 (be- 
longed to salmon Brook more properly) buried at Ilartland. Attended 
upon the funeral 

Mary Chamberlin wife of Mr William Chamberlin Departed this life 
March 10 1 7" ' "» * > being in the 31 st year of his a<xe. 
1769 duly ;) Mr Waterhouse departed this life. 

Lidia Scovel Daughter of Mr Micah Scovel & Mary his wife departed 
this Life Dec 12, 1769 

Mary Lane Daughter of Mr Enos Lane & Mary his wife departed this 
life May 15, 177<) 

Elizabeth Giddinga wife of Mr Zebulou Giddings departed this life Nov 
29. 1770 

Titus Ensign son of Daniel Ensign Jr. and Carolina his wife departed 
thi> life duly 2, 1771. 

Mr Ithamer Collins' infant child departed this life July 10, 1771 
Mr Joshua Giddings' infant child departed this life March 10, 1772. 
177-'!. June 21. Ann, wife to Ezekiel Kellogg. 

Daniel Ensign. 
William Porter. 
William Clement. 
Jonathan Mack. 
Wife of Elkanah Fox a H2. 
Elkanah Fox 
Remembrance Sheldon 
Frederic Shipinan. 
George Clark 

Joseph Gilbert aged 45 yrs 5 months. 
Benjamin Parker Junr. 
Wife of Eliphelet Parker 
Elkanah Fox Junr. 
Elisha ( riddings aged 31. 
.Martha wife of Joshua Rushnell aged (i , ». 
Susanna wife of Elisha Giddings. 
Jonathan Butler in camp. 
Ebenezer 1 [all in camp. 

Daniel Atkins 

I Daniel Manro 

John NegTO (in the army.) 

Richard ( lemmonds In camp 

Widow Meacham aged 7 1. 

M p. Samuel Benjamin. 

Hannah wife to Edward Brockws 

John Hodgekin. 

Wit.; to Eliphilet Puller. 

\i becka \\ ife to Mr I Daniel Adams. 

Temperance Saundt 

1. ina ( lark. 

Abel Motet. 

Ezekiel Kello 

Submit wife to Joshua < riddinj 

Wife to Jonathan liill aged ■>- 

Elisha < 111 


Uartland, Conn., Church Records. 


1787 Apr 29. 

July 29. 

1787 Sept 13. 

Oct 23. 














May 24. 
Nov. 5. 

















Oct. 1. 
June 20 
Oct 13 
June 26. 
June 29 
Oct 6. 
Dec 21. 
May 18. 



July 28. 

Sept 17. 

Dec 19 

Apr 15. 

Nov. 29 

Jan 29. 

Apr. 11. 

Apr 22. 

1803. Sept 21). 
Oct 30. 
Dec 8. 

Wife to Phineas Perkins Junr. 

Patience Haiza. 

Wife to Charles Phelps 

Thos. Jones drowned in N. River last April. 

John Hutch ins 

Jabez Giddings. 

Wife to David Giddings 

Wife to Capt T.(?) Jones aged 66. 

Wife to TV Cone ag. 57. 

Rothbone aged 83 

Wife to Samuel Meller 
Dr. Jeremiah Emmons aged 41. 
Deacon Thos Giddings aged 67 
Mrs Truman a^ed 57. 
Mrs Rath bone a^ed 76 
Mary wife to D. Banning 
Frances wife to Russel Borden. 
David Giddings 
Phineas Perkins ag 73 
Sarah Burnham aj^ed 77 
Capt Joel Meachom aged 55. 
Samuel Miller aff 83 
Sarah wife to Reuben Daniels 
Mrs Borge aged 67 
Wife of Nathaniel Clark 
Widow Lane aged 77 
Sarah wife to Col n Cone aged 29 
Wife to Capt. Israel Jones. 
Wife to A. Osburn aged 38. 
Dn Thomas Fuller, ag 71 
Gad Ferrv. 

Capt Israel Jones aged 83. 
Lydia Moses. 
Widow Reed awd 64 
Ebenezer Belding. 
Jonathan Boo<>e asred 69 
Elisha Booth e a^ed 68 
Lieut Abel Moses. 
Mary-Green wife to Am e Cowdry 
Wife to P^ben 1 ' Iloadley aged 33. 
Wife of D. Goodhue aged 33. 
Asenath wife of Gurdon Mack aged 46. 
Jacob Sawyer. 

Martha wife of Ebenezar Hoadly 
Wife to Moses Cowdry aged 71. 
Jane wife of Joshua Giddings aged 79 
Sam. Banning aged 90 
Hannah wife to Orni Miller aged 25 
Daniel Frazier died the same day & because of the rela- 
tions was buried here. 
Eleanor widow of Samuel Banning. 
Daniel Frazier was buried here but did not die here. 
Moses Boardman ag 71 

>7.1 Hartland, Confi., Church Records. 35 

1804. Feb 1. Sarah wife to G. Perkins aged L3 

F< b 22. Mary wiie of Benj. Banning aged 23 

M '•'> Lt. Thomas Beman aged 70. 

Aug 19 Wife i<> Jabin Clark 

Nov. Id Lt. Isaac Burnham aged 62. 

Doc 2'.'. Wife to Thos Giddings 

'."> dan 21. Sarah wile t«* William Philips (frozen) aged 65 

M v 11 Abigail wife to Daniel Beruau ag 4 1 

May 1 - Joel Miner ag 55. 

L807 1- b 4. Joshua Giddings ag 88 

L808 Feb 21 Peletiah Daniels as 83 

Jesse ( rati _ ^2. 

Dea Aaron Gates dan 12, 1821 aged G7 

1^27. Mrs. Edwin Banning died in Ohio. 


Recommended Bildad Wrighf & his wife to the church 
Mayfield X. Y. 
ommended Oliver Shepard & bis wife to the church 
in Bristol X. Y. 

B commended Mrs Al)igail Spelman to the church in 
Buffalo, X. V. 
tommended MrsOrpah Iloadlv to the church in Nel- 
BOU Ohio (Anotlu-r record -ays. Ian -'J. 1830.) 

sommended Sherman Bill to the 1 st Presbyterian 
ofaurch in Etidgeway X'. Y. 

Wife of Aaron Coles Minerva Coo & Anna Perkins to 

the church in Ohio 

iommended Almon Cowdery & wrife to tin- churcb in 
Mecca, Ohio (Another record >ay> in 1831.) 
Recommended Amelia Vining to the churcb in Johnson, 


Etecommended Mr-. I ibitha Shipman to the church in 
< . istavus, < mio. 
M 29. L831. Recommended Dea Ephraim Selby, Mary Selby & Laura 

Iby to tie- churcb in Andover, Ohio (Another 
cord -.i\ a in 1 
Jul L831. Etecommended Alma Butler to the Presbyterian church 

in ( trwell, Bradford ( <». Pa. 
S \ 17. 1831. Recommended John F. I dery to the Cong ional 

churcb in Mi io 

<> 27, 183 Recommended Mrs. Fanny Brockway to the church in 

I l.iit ford, < > 1 1 i * ». 
1 b 2 1, l - B commended M i Lydi i ( . I- oi ft • Lem- 

ie-1 Foster to 1 "' church in Bl< iton, 111. 

I- Etecommended Hiram Sauford & wi P to Medina 

Ohio, I ith Banning to North 1 . N. V. and 

I Northrup to Pompej . N. Y, 

87. Di . 1 omas Snydan (?) & inf< commended to Mich- 


Etecommended I' 9 Frazier to Brooklyn N.V. 

Amorei and Deborah I ■': izier to Brooklyn. 
Elvira 1- I Granville, 1 I., and ( hauncej 1 

to Hnd--»n Ohio. 

Dec 28. 


S :• 1 ; J. 


Oct 25, 



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M .r 10, 

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dan 1. 




36 D scendants of Rev. John Wilson. [Jan. 



r,\ Joseph Gardner Babtlbtt, Esq., of Boston. 

Tin: name Wilson is found in nearly all the counties of England. 
It is quite rare, however, in the counties south of the Thames and 
Severn, but is very common in northern England, particularly in 

the counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and York. (Guppy's 
f Homes of Family Names," pp. 15, 65, 572 ; Lower's 'English 
Surnames" (1842 edition), pp. 17-11), 97.) Many different coate 
of arms have been used by various Wilson families; but a icoJf'm 
some form is generally to be found in the arms of the Wilsons of 
England. (Burke's "General Armory, "pp. 1119-1121.) 

Ainono- the Wilson families of northern England there was one 
established at a remote period at Penrith, co. Cumberland. The 
parish registers of Penrith, which begin in 1556, show over 120 
entries of the name between that date and the year 1600; so it 
seems evident that the family had been located there continuously 
for several generations previous to the beginning of the registers. 
(Watson's Penrith Registers, pp. 106, 107, 125.) 

1 William 1 Wilson of Penrith, co. Cumberland, born probably 
within a decade of 1490, is the earliest ancestor yet known to whom 
an unbroken line can be traced in the family herein treated. He 
was father of 

2. William' 2 Wilson, gent., born about 1515, who removed from 
Penrith and settled at Welbourn, co. Lincoln. He acquired con- 
siderable estate, and on March 24, 1586, had confirmation of the 
following coat of arms, and grant of a crest, by William Flower, 
Norroy king of arms: Arms, per pale argent and azure three lion's 
gambs erased fessways in pale counterchanged ; crest, a lion's head 
argent guttee de sang. lie died at Windsor Castle, co. Berks 
(where his son William was prebendary), Aug. 27, 1587, and \\ \b 
buried in the chape] of St. George, Windsor Castle, where 1 a monu- 
ment was erected to his memory. (Burke's "General Armory." 
j». 1 1 20 : Ashmole's " History and Antiquities of Berkshire." ]>. 809 : 
Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 806-7, and vol. lii, p. ill: and 
Harleian MS. 1507, fol. 20.) The name of his wife lias not been 
Children : 

8. i. Wii.i ism. 3 t). about 1542. 

ii. Alexander, b. abonl 1546; a merchant tailor of London; m. (li- 
censed Nov. :'.. l.">7.'{) Catherine, dan. of John and Elizabeth 
Qrlndall) Wood hall, and Bister of [sabel Woodhall, who m. ids 
brother, Rev. William 1 Wilson; Bhed. about Dec., 1588, leavinj 
three children. (Register, anU \<>i. xxxviii, |>. 802, and vol. 

\lii, p. 171; Harleian Sue, vol. XXV, |>. 57. 

111. Maby, ii. about 1550; m. Rev. Guy Brlscowe (son of Edward Brie 
cowc of Crostanaby, co. Cumberland), a graduate of Queen's 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. 37 

College, Oxford, B.A. 1569, M.A. 1572, rector of Halstow, co. 
Kent, 1577-1583, rector of Sundridge, co. Keut, from 1583 until 
his death in 159-1. His wife and eight children survived him, of 
whom a son, William, b. about 1590, emigrated to New England 
in 1639, and settled in Boston, leaving, with other issue, a son 
Benjamin. (Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. i, p. 183; Register, ante, 
vol. xlii, p. 174; Pope's " Pioneers of Mass.," p. 70; and will of 
Rev. John 4 Wilson of Boston, Register, ante, vol. xvii, p. 343.) 

3. Rev. William 3 Wilson, D.D., born ab,out 1542, graduated at Mer- 
ton College, Oxford, bA. 1564, M.A. 1570, B.D. 1576, D.D. 1607 ; 
rector of Islip, Oxfordshire, 1578 ; rector of Clifie, co. Kent, 1579 ; 
rector of Caxton, co. Kent, 1593; prebendary of St. Paul's, Lon- 
don, 1595-1615, and of Rochester Cathedral, 1591-1614. About 
1580 he became chaplain to Edmund Grindall, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and in 1588 became canon of Windsor, holding this 
position for thirty-two years, until his death May 15, 1615, aged 73, 
and was buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, where 
a monumental brass to his memory states that he was " beloved of 
all in his Life, and much lamented in his Death." (Alumni Ox- 
oniensis, vol. iv, p. 1657; Ashmole's "History and Antiquities of 
Berkshire," p. 305 ; Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 306-308, and 
vol lii, p. 144.) He married first, about 1575, Isabel, daughter of 
John Woodhall, Esq., of Walden, co. Essex, by Elizabeth his wife, 
sister of Rev. Edmund Grindall, the celebrated Puritan Archbishop 
of Canterbury, described by Lord Bacon as " the gravest and 
greatest prelate of the land." (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 
301-308.) He married second, Anne, sister of Rev. Erasmus 
Webb, canon of Windsor, who died in 1612, without issue. (Reg- 
ister, ante, vol. lii, pp. 143-4.) 
Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, 4 b. probably about 1575; d. July 26, 1613; m. Rev. Thomas 
Sheaffe, D.D., who was bapt. at Cranbrooke, co. Kent, Oct. 10, 
1562, son of Thomas and Mary (Harmon) Sheaffe, educated at 
King's College, Cambridge, B.A. 1585, M.A. 1588, D.I). 1595, 
vicai; of Welford, Berkshire, 151)7, and canon of Windsor from 
1614 until his death, at Wickhambrook, Dec. 12, 1639. They had 
eight children, and several of their descendants settled in New Eng- 
land. (Register, ante, vol. Iv, pp. 210-220; Alumni Oxoniensis, 
vol. iv, p. 1342.) 

ii. A son, name unknowm, died young. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. about 1601, John Somer, Jr., gent., of St. Mar- 
garet's, Cliffe, co. Kent. She d. about 1606, having had three 
children, Thomas, Manj, and Elizabeth; and he m. second, Aug. 10, 
1607, Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 27, 4587, dau. of Anthony and Jane 
(Lambert) Deering, by whom lie had several children. The Visi- 
tation of Kent in 1619 erroneously assigns all the children of 
John Somer to his first wife, (Harleian Soc, vol. xlii, p. 55; 
also Howard's annotated edition of the Visitation of Kent in 1619, 
p. 120, line 15, and p. 132.) 

iv. Isabel, m. about 1608, Thomas Gibbs of Windsor, gent., second 
son of John and Mary (FJham) Gibbs of Elmeston, co. Kent. 
They had five children. (Visitation of Kent, 1619, Harleian Soc, 
vol. xlii, p. 182; Register, ante, vol. xlii, pp. 175-177, and vol. lii, 
p. 144.) 

v. Edmund, M.D., b. about 1583; matriculated at Merton College, 
Oxford, Mar. 3, 1597-8, aged 15, but left there and entered King's 
College, Cambridge, the same year, where lie obtained the degree 
of M.D. ; incorporated at Oxford in 1614 ; Fellow of the lloyal Col- 

38 Descendants of Rev, John Wilson. [Jan. 

lege of Physicians, Dec. 22, 1615 ; installed canon of Windsor, 
Dec. 18, 1616, but not becoming an ordained priest, was deprived 
of the office a year later ; practiced his profession a few years at 
Windsor, but about 1621 removed to London, where he continued 
in practice, and acquired a large estate, until his death in Sept., 
1G33, in the parish of St. Mary le Bow. He took a strong interest 
in the Puritan colonization of New England, and gave to the Mass. 
Bay Company £1000, which was used for the purchase of military 
supplies. He died unmarried, and in his will gave bequests to a 
large number of relatives and friends. (Register, ante, vol. xlii, 
pp. 175-177 ; Munk's " Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of 
London," pp. 157-8; Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1654.) 

vi. A daughter, name unknown ; d. young. 

vii. William, b. in 1587 ; cl. unmarried, in 1610, in his 23d year, and was 
buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. (Register, ante, vol. 
xxxviii, p. 307; Ashmole's "History and Antiquities of Berk- 
shire," p. 306.) 
4. viii. John, b. about Dec, 1588. 

ix. Rev. Thomas, D.D.. b. in 1591 ; educated at Christ Church, Oxford, 
B.A. 1611, M.A. 1614 ; Fellow of Merton College, B.D. 1622 ; D.D. 
of Cambridge 1625; incorporated at Oxford, 1645; rector of Pa- 
gelsham, 1625, Winbish, 1626, audDebden, 1629 (all in co. Essex) ; 
canon of St. Paul's and of Westminster Cathedrals, London, 1625- 
1660. (Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1657.) He m. in 1617, 

Anne . (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 309-10, and vol. 

xlii, p. 176.) Children : 1. Edmund,* was bequeathed lauds In Per- 
shore, co. Worcester, by his uncle Dr. Edmund 4 Wilson. (Reg- 
ister, ante, vol. xlii, pp. 176-7.) 2. Bev. Grindall, b. about 1633; 
mentioned in the will, in 1679, of his cousin Rev. Grindall Sheaffe, 
D.D. (Register, ante, vol. Iv, p. 219) ; matriculated at Trinity 
College, Oxford, June 5, 1651; vicar of Twining, co. Gloucester, 
in 1665 (Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1655) ; Vicar of Dymoke, 
co. Gloucester, from 1667 until his death in 1715, administration 
of his estate being given on June 16, of that year, to his son 
Grindall (Probate Court, Gloucester.) He was summoned by the 
Heralds for the Visitation of Gloucestershire in 1682 (Bigland's 
" History of the County of Gloucester," vol. i, p. 528.) Children : 

i. Grindall, 6 living in 1715. ii. A daughter, m. Smith. 

iii. William, iv. Rev. John, b. in 1665; matriculated at Merton 
College, Oxford, Nov. 10, 1681, aged 16; B.A. 1686; rector of 
Batsford, co. Gloucester, from 1689 until his death in 1733 (Alumni 
Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1656) ; m. Apr. 28, 1690, Hester, dan. of 
Rev. John Easton, his predecessor at Batsford, by Mary Wins- 
hurst his wife (Phillimore's Gloucestershire Marriages, vol. vi, 
p. 2) ; his will, dated Feb. 12, 1731-2, names wife Hester, daugh- 
ters Barbara and Susanna, daughters Smith and Fletcher, sister 
Smith, and brother William Wilson and his wife if they be living 
(Gloucester Probate Court). 

x. Margaret, m. (1) about 1612, David Rawson, merchant, of Lon- 
don (sou of Edward and Bridget Rawson of Colebrook, Langley 
Marsh, Bucks), who d. in 1617, leaving three children, of whom 
the second sou, Edward, b. Apr. 16, 1615, settled in New England, 
was Secretary of the Mass. Hay Colony for 35 years, and left 
numerous descendants; m. (2) as his second wife, William Tay- 
lor, who d. in 1651, merchant, of London, and bore him three 
children (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 308-11; vol. xlii, pp. 

xi. A son, name unknown; d. young. 

xii. A daughter, name unknown; cL young. 

4. Rev. John 4 Wilson (Rev. William? D.D. , William? gent, William 1 ) 
was born at Windsor, eo. Berks, England, about Dee., lo88. After 
four years' preparation at Eton school, ho was admitted to King's 

1907.] Descendants of Rev, John Wilson. 39 

College, Cambridge, in 1602. While at the University he became 
deeply interested in the theological discussions of the day, and under 
the influence of Rev. Richard Rogers of Wethersfield, and of the 
celebrated Rev. William Ames, D.D., he soon became converted to 
the principles of the Puritans. His nonconformity resulted in his 
being obliged to leave the University for a time, and he entered one 
of the Inns of Court to study for the legal profession ; but his dis- 
position for the ministry continuing, by the father's influence he was 
returned to the University, where, at Christ College, he obtained 
the degree of B.A. in 1606, and M.A. in 1609. 

After preaching for a short time at Newport, Mortlake, Henley, 
and other places, he lived for some years as chaplain in several 
honorable families. Then, for three years, he preached at Bum- 
stead, Stoke, Clare, and Can dish, all in co. Suifolk, until about 
1620, when he succeeded the the Rev. William Jenkins at Sud- 
bury, co. Suffolk, where he officiated some ten years with great ac- 
ceptance to his parishioners. Being here persecuted and frequently 
suspended, for his non-conformity, he encouraged and supported 
the colonization of the Massachusetts Bav, and ioined the first emi- 
gration, coming to New England in the Spring of 1630, in the 
Arbclla, with Gov. Winthrop, leaving his wife and children in Eng- 
land. Soon after the arrival of the company, the First Church of 
Boston was organized, on July 30, 1630, John Wilson being in- 
stalled as teacher. After laboring for nearly a year, and filling an 
important part in establishing the colony on a permanently prosper- 
ous basis, he went back to England in Apr., 1631, returning to 
Boston in May, 1632, with his wife, son John, and daughter Eliza- 
beth. A few months after his return, he was installed as pastor of 
the church, on Nov. 23, 1632, being succeeded as teacher by the 
celebrated Rev. John Cotton. 

In the autumn of 1634, Mr. Wilson made another voyage to Eng- 
land, to settle the estate of his brother Edmund, but returned to 
Boston in Oct., 1635, and continued as pastor for thirty-five years, 
until his death, Ang. 7, 1667, being associated, after Mr. Cotton's 
death in 1652, with Rev. John Norton as teacher. During his 
ministry, he frequently made visits to the Indian settlements with 
Rev. John Eliot, the "Apostle," and labored as a missionary to the 


Many contemporary writers and records bear witness to the high 
esteem and veneration in which Rev. John Wilson was held. White 
not endowed with as brilliant talents as the Rev. John Cotton, he 
was, nevertheless, a devout, learned, zealous, and able man, and his 
sympathetic nature, kindness of heart, and generosity to the needy, 
greatly endeared him to his parishoners. Of his character, Cotton 
Mather says: "If the picture of this good and therein great man 
were to be exactly given, great zeal with great lo^ve would be the 
two principal strokes that joined with orthodoxy should make up 
his portraiture." His zeal in the " orthodoxy " of his religious 
views, however, was carried to intolerance and bigotry, as was com- 
monly the case in that period of strenuous religious opinions. His 
portrait in oil is in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical 

40 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. [Jan. 

Among his published works were : " Some Helps to Faith" (Lon- 
don, 1625); "Famous Deliverances of the English Nation," a 
poem (London, 1626) ; a Latin poem to the memory of Rev. John 
Harvard ; and a tract, "The Lay Breaking if not the Sun Rising, 
of the Gospel with the Indians in New England" (1647). 

Mr. Wilson's house and garden in Boston were situated on the 
north-west corner of the present State and Devonshire streets. 
Portions of this property he disposed of during his lifetime, and 
the remainder he deeded to his son .John aud daughter Mary Dan- 
forth, on May 31, 1GG7. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. v, fol. 233.) 
They sold it to Hezekiah Usher, on July 2, 1668, for £433.7.0. 
{Ibid, vol. x, fol. 98.) On Apr. 1, 1634, Mr. Wilson was granted 
two hundred acres at " Mystic" by the General Court (Mass. Col- 
ony Records, vol. i, p. 114), and this farm, covering what is now 
the Wellington district of Medford, he sold to Thomas Blanchard, 
on Feb. 12, 1650-1. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. i, fol. 223.) On 
Dec. 8, 1634, he was given a grant of land at Braintree, by the 
town of Boston, on condition that he w r ould relinquish to the town 
the grant at " Mystic " by the General Court ; but as he was obliged 
to go to considerable expense to secure a clear title, it was voted, 
on Dec. 4, 1635, that he be allowed the Braintree grant in addition 
to the Mystic grant. (Boston Town Records, Record Commission- 
ers' Report, vol. ii, pp. 2, 6.) This Braintree grant, comprising 
some 750 acres, was over half a mile wide, and located on both 
sides of the present line of the Old Colony Rail Road, and extended 
from the vicinity of Squantum street in Wollaston southward to 
be}^ond Adams street in Quincy. This farm (which was rented to 
Alexander Marsh, Thomas Faxon, and others, for many years), 
Mr. Wilson gave by deed, on May 31, 1667, to his son John and 
daughter Mary Danforth. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. v, fol. 233.) 
They divided the property in 1687, Rev. John 6 Wilson, Jr., taking 
the southern portion, and his sister the northern part. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. xxvi, fol. 8.) The southern portion was occupied 
by Dr. John 6 Wilson (son of Rev. John 5 of Medfield, and grandson 
of Rev. John 4 of Boston) from 1692 until his death in 1728, and 
a small part of it continued in the possession of his lineal male de- 
scendants until the death of his grandson Dr. John 8 W T ilson of Sher- 
born in 1756. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. cvi, fol. 187.) 

In 1637, Rev. John 4 Wilson went as chaplain in the expedition 
against the Pequot Indians, and for this service received a grant of 
one thousand acres from the General Court, on June 6, 1639. 
(Mass. Colony Records, vol. 1, p. 263.) After several changes, 
this grant was finally located, on Oct. 16, 1660, on both sides of 
the Souhegan River, in the present towns of Amherst and Merri- 
mack, N. 11. (Mass. Colony Records, vol. iv. p. i 12) : and on 
Dec. 3, 1660, was sold by Mr. Wilson to Simon Lynde of Boston 
(Suffolk to. Deeds, vol. iii,fol. 119). 

His will, dated May 31, L 667, names wife Elizabeth deceased; 
grandson John Wilson, Jr.. under age, ami grand-daughter Bridget 6 
wife of Nicholas Prideaux, merchant, of Barbadoes, children of his 
deceased son Dr. Edmund 8 Wilson of London ; son Rev. John 6 of 
Medfield ; daughter Mary wife of Rev. Samuel *l)anforth of Rox- 

1907.] Descendants of Iiev. John Wilson, 41 

bury ; Sarah, Elizabeth, John, and Susanna, children of son John ; 
John, Mary, Elizabeth, and Samuel, children of daughter Mary 
Danforth ; cousin {i.e. nephew) Edward Rawson ; brother (in-law) 
John Mansfield ; cousin Mrs. Sarah Higginson ; cousin Benjamin 
Briscoe ; and cousin William Smith. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 
vi, fol. 1 ; and Register, ante, vol. xvvii, p. 34o.) The total 
inventory was £1719. 14. 6, the Braintree farm being valued at 

He married, about 1617, Elizabeth, daughter of John Mansfield, 
Esq., Master of the Minories and Queen's Surveyor, temp. Eliza- 
beth, by Elizabeth his wife, and sister of Anne Mansfield wife of 
Capt. Robert Keayne, the founder of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Boston. She died in Boston in 1G58, and 
he died Aug. 7, 1007, aged 68, and both lie buried in one tomb in 
King's Chapel Burial Ground. 

Children : 

i. Edmund, 5 M.D., b. about 1618 ; educated at Emmanuel College, Cam- 
bridge, where lie obtained the degree B.M. in 1638; M.l). at the 
University of Padua, Italy, in 1642; incorporated at Oxford in 
1G46; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 
1649; d. Aug. 7, 1657; m. about 16-15, , and left two child- 
ren : a daughter Bridget,* who in. before 1668, Nicholas Prideaux, 
merchant, of Barbadoes; and a son John, 6 b. about 1(150, who was 
living in 1667, but who apparently never came to New England, 
and of whose history no information has been secured. 
5. ii. John, b. Sept., 1621. 

iii. Elizabeth, admitted to First Church in Boston, Nov. 19, 1048; m. 
in 1650, as his second wife, Rev. Ezekiel 1 Rogers of Rowley, 
Mass. ; she and her infant d. in childbirth, in Feb., 1(350-1. Her 
husband was b. in Wethersfleld, co. Essex, England, in 1590, son 
of the eminent Puritan minister Rev. Richard Rogers; B. A. 
Bennett's College, Cambridge, 1604; M. A. Christ College, 1008; 
chaplain from 1010 to 1(521 in the family of Sir Francis Barring- 
ton, Bart., of Hatfield Broad Oak, co. Essex; rector of Rowley, 
Yorkshire, 1621-1638; brought a colony of his adherents to New 
England in 1638, and founded Rowley, Mass., where he served as 
pastor until his death, Jan. 23, 1660-1. His first wife, Joane 
Ilartopp, was buried at Rowley, Mass.. May 8, 1649; and his 
third wife, to whom he was married July 16, 1651, was Mary, 
widow of Thomas Barker of Rowley, who survived him and was 
buried Feb. 12, 1(578-9. All his children died in infancy. 

iv. Mary, b. in Boston, Sept. 12, 1633; admitted to her father's church 
Nov. 19, 1648; m. (1) Nov. 5, 1651, Rev. Samuel 2 Danforth of 
Roxbury, Mass., who was bapt. at Framlingham, co. Suffolk, Eng- 
land, Oct. 17, 1626, son of Nicholas 1 and Elizabeth Danforth, and 
who was brought to New England in 1632 by his parents, who 
settled in Cambridge, Mass., where he was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1643. On Sept. 24, 1650, he was ordained assistant to 
Rev. John Eliot of Roxbury, and continued in that office until his 
death, Nov. 19, 1674. Mr. Danforth was skilled in mathematics 
and astronomy, and published several almanacs; and also kept in 
the church records a journal of notable public events. He was 
particularly distinguished for the fervor of his piety and the 
purity of his life. They had twelve children. His widow ra. (2) 
as his second wife, Joseph 1 Rock, a wealthy merchant of Boston, 
who d. in 1683, and she cl. Sept. 13, 1713, aged 81. 

[To be concluded.] / 

42 Strangers in Dorchester, Mass. [Jan. 



[Concluded from Vol. 60, page 392.] 

James Keldar & George Keldar came into this Town to live, in the year 
1708 or 1769, from 

John Kneeland came into this Town to live, in the year 1784 or 1785, 

Samuel Kneeland came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Francis Loud came into this Town, in the year from Milton. 

John Lowder & his Family came into this Town in the year from 
Box bury. 

George Lane came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 1789, in the 

Ebenezer Lewis came into this Town from Milton, in the year 

Samuel-Belcher Lyon came into this Town from Stoughton, in the year 

Joseph Lovell came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 1771. 

Dorcas Lewis came into this Town to live, in the later end of the year 
1767, or in the year 1768, from 

Diana Lyon came into this Town to live in the year from 

Jacob Lovekin & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1785 or 1786, from Braintree 

Francis Loud & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1785 or 1786, from 

Henry Lang came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Lewis Miller from Milton Son to Lewis Miller, taken in by M r . Eben r . 
Davenport March 1789. 

Juletta Marfhall came into the Town of Dorchester to live, in the year 
1787. Last from 

Mofes Marshall came to live in this Town in the year 1787. Last from 

The two last taken in by Sam 1 . Harrington. 

Edmund Morton came into this Town in the year from Bofton. 

Bofton Morton a Negro, came into this Town from Bofton in the year 

David Thompfon came into this Town from Eai'town, in the year 

George Manning came into this Town from Great Britain, in the year 

Peter M c .Elroy came into this Town in the year from 

Ephraim Man came into this Town, in the year from Braintree. 

Ephraim Man Jun r . came into this Town in the year from Braintree. 

Hezekiah-Reed Miller came into this Town from Milton, in the year 

Joseph Marshall came into this Town to live in the year from Mil- 

Ifrael Mead & his Family came into this Town to live, in the later End 
of the year 1767 or in the year 1768, from 

Samuel Jennerfon & his Family came into this Town to live, in the later 
End of the year 1767, or in the year 1768, from 

James M'.Elroy & Elizabeth his >\ ife & one Child came into this Town 
to live, in the year 1768 or L769, from 

Peter M' - . Davie came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 1769, 
from Bofton. 

Jethaniel Morfe came into this Town to live, in the year 1769 or the 
beginning of 1770, from 

1907.] Strangers in Dorchester, Mass. 43 

Michael M c .Carney & his Wife came into this Town to live, in the year 
1770 or 1771, from 

Moor & her two Children came into this Town to live in the year 
1770 or 1771, from 

Mary Merrifield came into this Town to live, in the year 1770 or 1771, 

Cap*. Edmund Morton & his Family came into this Town to live, in the 
year 1770 or 1771, from Bofton. 

John Moies & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 1771, 

William Morris came into this Town to live, in the year 1776 or 1777, 
a Foreigner. 

John May & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 1789, 
in the Spring, from Milton. 

May came into this Town to live with his Family in the year 1786, 
from Boston. 

Col . Lewis DeMarefquelle his Wife & Children came into this Town to 
live in the year 1782 or the beginning of the year 1783, from 

Sarah Miller came into this Town to live in the year 1784 or 1785, 

Seth Morton & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 
or 1786, from 

John Murray & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1785 or 1786, from 

Cap 1 . Thomas Mayo came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from 

Seth Morton came into this Town to live in the year from 

James Noyes & his Wife came into this Town from Milton, in the year 

Samuel Noyes came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 

Margaret Nafh came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 \_sic] 
or the beginning of the year 1770 from 

Silas JNiles came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Peter Niles came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Ebenezer Of good came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Thomas Perry came into this Town to live in the year from Stoughton. 

David Pratt came into this Town to live, in the year from Wey- 

William Paul came into this Town to live, in the year 1789, from Dedham. 

Thomas Phillips came into this Town to live, in the year 1772, from 

Samuel Pratt came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 1769, 

John Payson came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Olive Pitcher came into this Town to live, in the year 1770 or 1771, 

Ifaac Packard & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1771, from Milton 

Edward Park & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1771, from 

Alexander Pierce came into this Town to live, in the year 1771, from 

James Pike & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
from Bofton. 

VOL. lxi. 4 

44 Strangers in Dorchester, Mass. [Jan. 

Abner Packard came into this Town to live in the year 1771, from 

Simonds Pain his Wife & Children came into the Town to live, in the 
year 1783 or 1784, from 

William Perry & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1785 or 1786, from 

Phebe Pratt came into this Town to live about the year 1770, from 

Quank a Negro Man came to live in this Town, in the year 1784 or 
1785, from 

the Wife of Edward Read came into the Town of Dorchester to 
live in the year 1789 in the Spring with feveral Children viz. Betfey, 
Sally, Thanfull & Polly Last from Bofton. 

Taken in by Cap*. Callahan. 

William Richards came into this Town in the year from Roxbury. 

George Redding came into this Town in the year from Roxbury. 

Thomas Perry came into this Town to live, in the year from 


Elizabeth Reed with two or three of her Children came into this Town 
to live in the year 1768, from 

Mofes Richardfon came into this Town to live with three Children, in 
the year 1768, from 

John Weld & his Wife & three Children came into this Town to live in 
the year 1768, from 

Philip Riclgway came* into this Town with his Family in the year 1782 
or 1783, from 

Lydia Ryder came into this Town to live, in the year 1783 or 1784, 

John Rindell a Child came to live in this Town, in the year 1783 or 
1784, from 

John Raymond came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

M rs . Cilah Reginar of France came into this Town to live June 3 d . 

James Roberts a Foreigner came into this Town to live in the year 

Doc r . Matthias Rice came into this Town to live in the year 1775 or 
1776, from 

Abraham Randal came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from 

Abiel Sweat came into this Town to live, in the year 1788, from Haveril. 

William Sumner came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from Milton. 

George Standard came into this Town to live, in the year from 

John Smith came into this Town to live, in the year from Bofton. 

Micah Symonds came into this Town to live in the year from Bof- 

Nathan Shaw came into this Town to live, in the year from Bofton. 

Nathaniel Smith came into this Town to live in the year from Sha- 

Aaron Spear came into this Town to live in the year from Brain- 
tree . 

John Spear & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1669 [rie] or 1770, from 

1907.] Strangers in Dorchester, Mass, 45 

Sarah Scott came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 
Ifaac Smith came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Steal came into this Town to live, in the year 1787, from Bofton. 
M rs . Stevens came into this Town to live, in the year 1733 or 1784, 

John Sloane & his Wife came into this Town to live, in the year 1783 
or 1784, from 

Ifaac Smith & his Family came to live in this Town, in the year 1783 
or 1784, from 

John Sables came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Royal Shepherd came into this Town to live, in the year *from 
Rufus Sumner came into this Town to live, in the year from 
Royal Shepard came into this Town to live, in the year from 
Clement Sumner came into this Town to live, in the year from Mil- 

John-Jones Spooner came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Nathaniel Smith, last from came to live in this Town in May 1787, 
taken in by Eben r . Wales Esq 1 ". 

James Swan Efq r . came into the Town to live in the year from Bof- 

Nathan Tripp last from Bofton came to live in this. Town 1789, in the 
Spring of the year. Taken in by M r . James Blake Jun r . 

Joseph Tucker last from Milton, came to live in this Town with his 
Family in the year his Family then Confiting of his Wife & Taken 
in by Major James Swan. 

Casfar Thatcher a Negro came into this Town from Milton, in the year 
Richard Trow came into this Town from Boston, in the year 
Reuben Torrey came into this Town, in the year from Weymouth. 
John Trefcott came into this Town from Nova Scotia, in the year 
Gillam Tailer & his Wife came from Bofton to live in this Town, in 
the year 

Elifha Turner came into this Town to live, in the year from Wey- 

Elizabeth Tripe came into This Town to. live, in the year 1669, or 1770 r 

Jaazaniah Thaver & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1669 or 1770, from Brookline. 

George Talbut & his Family came into, this Town to live, in the year 
1784 or 1785, from 
M rs . Thorington came into this Town to live in the year from 
Jonathan Tower came into this Town to live, in the year from. 
John Tilden came into this Town to live, in the year from 
George Tabner came into this Town to live, in the year from 
John Vaughn came into this Town to live in the year from Dedham. 
Henry Vofe came into this Town to live with his Family,, in the year 

from Milton. 
Voux a Child came into this Town to live in the year 1783 or 1784,. 

Robert Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786„ 

Nathaniel Vofe came into this Town to live in the-year from 

46 Stranger's in Dorchester, Mass. [Jan. 

John Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Rufus Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year from 

1787. Elizabeth Williams, last from Milton, came to live in this Town 
in November ; taken in by M r Sam 1 Withington. 

Enoch Wood, last from Stoughton, came in to this Town in the year 
1789. Taken in by Doc r . Holden. 

William Walker came into this Town in the year from Bofton. 

Nathaniel Weatherly came into this Town, in the year from Rox- 

Samuel Whittemore & Jacob Whittemore came into this Town with 
their Families from Roxbury, in the year 1782 or 1785. 

Joseph -Whittemore came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 1784. 

Benjamin Wentworth came into this Town from Stoughton, in the 

Abel Weatherly came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 

John Williams came into this Town, in the year from Roxbury. 

David Thompfon came into this Town from Eaftown, in the year 1787. 

Widow Elizabeth Wales came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 

William White came into this Town from Braintree, in the year 

Robert White a Foreigner came into this Town, in the year 

John Wadf worth came into this Town from Roxbury, in the vear 

John Weld & his Wife came into this Town to live in the year 1768, 

Lemuel Wood & his Wife came into this Town to live, in the year 

Miriam Withington came into this Town to live in the year 1769, 

Joseph Wheelright came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 

1769, from Bofton. 
Abiathar Wilfon Jun r . came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 \_sic~] 

or 1770, from 

Samuel Bowman came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 \_sic~] or 

1770, from 
Abiel Withington & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 

1771, from Roxbury. 
Sufanna Wenth worth came into this Town to live, in the year 1789 in 

the Spring, from Stoughton. 

Michael Whittemore came into this Town to live with his Family in the 
year 1782 or 1783, from Roxbury. 

Lucy Willis the Wife of Nathaniel Willis of Bofton came into this Town 
to live in the year 1784 or 1785, from Bofton. 

James Witherrell came into this Town to live in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Sarah Wells came into this Town to live in the year 1784 or 1785, from 

Nathaniel Weatherby came into this Town to live with his Family, in 
the year from 

Paul Ware came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Thomas Wallis came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Cap*. John young his AVife & Family, came into this Town in 1788 
from Bofton. Taken in by M 1 ' Thomas Moielev. 

John young Jun r . came into this Town in the year from Milton. 

1907.] English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, 47 


By Thomas Hills, Esq., of Boston. 

In the spring of 1778, Deacon Samuel Cony, who was born in Boston, 
Mass., Apr. 15, 1718, the son of Nathaniel Coney and Abigail, daughter 
of Thomas Skinner and widow of Ebenezer Ager, removed from Massa- 
chusetts, where from his marriage he had been a resident yeomau of Stough- 
ton, Easton and Shutesbury, to what was then the district of Maine. He 
settled on the eastern bank of the Kennebec, at a place now within the 
limits of the city of Augusta. 

Jan. 28, 1742, he married Rebecca Guild of Dedham. They had eight 
children, five sons and three daughters. Their second son, the fourth 
child, was Daniel, born Aug. 3, 1752, in that part of Stoughton now the 
town of Sharon. He married, Nov. 14, 1776, Susanna, daughter of Rev. 
Philip and Elizabeth (Bass) Curtis. They had five children, all daughters. 
While Maine was still a part of Massachusetts, Judge Daniel, as he is 
known in the family, was successively representative, senator, and councilor, 
and after 1820, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of Probate in 
the new State. He died Jan. 21, 1842. 

Samuel Cony, born Nov. 24, 1775, son of Samuel and grandson of the 
Deacon, was the first adjutant-general of the State of Maine. He married 
Susan, daughter of his uncle Daniel. They were the parents of that 
Samuel who, in turn, was mayor of Augusta, representative, councilor, 
Judge of Probate, State treasurer, and, during the civil war, Governor of 
the State. Another daughter, Sarah Lowell, born July 18, 1784, died 
Oct. 17, 1867, married, Nov. 19, 1807, Hon. Reuel Williams. Their son, 
Hon. Joseph H. Williams, rounded out his public service as acting gover- 
nor of Maine when Hannibal Hamlin resigned as governor to take his 
place as a senator of the United States. From Miss M. B. Fairbanks 
(daughter of Hon. Joseph W. and Susan E., of Farmington, Me.) a descen- 
dant of Jason D., son of Samuel and grandson of Deacon Samuel Cony, 
the writer has received so much assistance in the preparation of this paper 
that her name ought to be placed beside his own, to indicate joint author- 
ship. Evelina, daughter of Jason D., married Hon. Hiram Belcher, an 
old-time member of Congress; and their daughter Susan E. married Hon. 
Joseph W. Fairbanks, who gained his title as a member of the senate of 
Maine. Acknowledgment is also due to Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., 
for valuable assistance, and to Mary H. Graves, for important information. 
It was natural that a family so distinguished should desire to know its an- 
cestry, especially as one of its members held evidence indicating that it was 
entitled to coat armor. Governor Williams assumed the task of tracing 
its pedigree. The result of his expenditure of time and money is embodied 
in a work of thirty-nine pages, fifty copies of which were printed for pri- 
vate distribution in 1885. One of "them is in the library of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society. Its statement in relation to coat 
armor follows : " The crest with the ' antient coate of Conny ' as seen in 
the Herald's Visitation of Lincolnshire, 1592. is ' a demi-coney sa. holding 
a pansy flower, purp. stalked and leaved, vert.' The traditional coat of 
arms of the family * By the name of Coney ' is still preserved and cherished 
by the descendants of the late Judge Cony in Augusta. It is the same as 


48 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

that borne on the portrait of Dr. Robert Conny painted in the year 1722 
* * * and shows the family arms that were borne by Robert Conny of 
Godmanchester, plainly traceable to the ' antient Coate of Conny ' now to 
be seen among the manuscripts in the British Museum. * ** The engrav- 
ing was greatly prized as an heir loom by Judge Cony who had it from his 
father, Deacon Samuel Cony, to whom it doubtless came from his father." 
The first appearance of the name of Nathaniel, the father of Deacon 
Samuel Cony, that Mr. Williams had been able to discover in New England 
records, is that of his marriage in the town of Hiugham, Mass. The 
printed record reads : " Mr. Nathaniel Coney & Mrs. Elizabeth Greenland 
both of Boston, married by Daniel Cushing J. P. Oct. 11, 1699." The 
bride was born in Boston, May 28, 1679, the daughter of Daniel and 
Elizabeth Greenland. Mr. Williams knew that a John Coney had been 
of Boston more than forty years before the marriage of his ancestor Na- 
thaniel, and mentions him at the end of his book. That he was of Boston 
more than fifty years before the wedding of his son Nathaniel, appears by 
an item in vol. 32, page 281, of the Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, 
eighteen years subsequent to the publication of the Cony book by Mr. Wil- 
liams. It shows an assignment by John Milom, cooper, of " John Coneyes 
Indenture for the term of six months," giving his service (probably as a 
cooper's apprentice) for that time from Dec. 12, 1649. One of the witnesses 
to the instrument was Robert Nash, who later became father-in-law of the 
young man. Mr. Williams must have examined the records relating to 
this John, for the birth of a Nathaniel among his children, down to the 
time of his death, Dec. 24, 1690. What he found in the archives of Boston 
follows : " 1654, John Conney & Elizabeth Nash daughter of Robert Nash 
of Boston were married 20 th — 4 th month (June) by Richard Bellingham 
Dep. Gov." The children of John and Elizabeth (Nash) Conney, who 
are of record, were : 

John, b. in Boston, Jan. 5, 1655 ; m. (1) Sarah , who d. Apr. 17, 

1694; m. (2) Nov. 8, 1694, Mary, dau. of Joshua Atwater and 
widow of Capt. John Clark, who d. Apr. 12, 1726. 

Sarah, b. in Boston, May 22, 1660. 

Joseph, b. in Boston, April 27, 1662. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, Apr. 2, 1664; d. in Boston, June 16, 1664. 

William, b. in Boston, July 5, 1665. 

Thomas, b. in Boston, Sept. 26, 1667. 

Mary, b. in Boston, March 10, 1668. 

Rebecca, b. in Boston, June 18, 1670; m. in Boston, Dec. 7, 1692, 
Joylieffe Price. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, Feb. 24, 1671 ; m. Apr. 11, 1705, as his se- 
cond wife, Thomas Booth of Stratford, Conn. 

Benjamin, b. in Boston, Oct. 16, 1673. 

Robert Nash died Sept. 13, 1661. The record is silent as to the death 
of his wife or of his daughter who married John Conney, but Mr. Williams 
could have found upon gravestones in the northwest angle of Granary 
Burying Ground inscriptions that would have told him that Elizabeth, wife 
of John Conney, died Dec. 16, 1687, aged 52, and that Sarah Nash died 
"Nov. ye 14. 1688 aged about 89." The records of all the Coneys in 
New England down to the beginning of the 18th century were in eastern 
Massachusetts. None of them, in t<%wn, court or real estate registers, dis- 
close the name of a Nathaniel until nine years after John Conney had 
died. When Mr. Williams made his investigations, all the Coneys of New 

1907.] English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, 49 

England could be traced as descendants of John, except those who 
claimed Nathaniel as their ancestor. With the record of John's children 
apparently complete, naturally he came to the conclusion that Nathaniel 
was an emigrant, and transferred his search to England for an ancestor. 
The coat-of-arms on the engraving that had belonged to his great-grand- 
father, Deacon Samuel Cony, guided him to the east of England, and to 
the vicinity of old Boston in Lincolnshire. In his researches he found 
the record of the Dr. Robert, whose portrait painted in 1722 is still 
preserved in the Bodleian library at Oxford, who, dying a childless 
widower in 1723, left his fortune to a cousin Sarah, who was sister to 
a Nathanael Conny christened in 1665, concerning which Nathanael he 
found no trace of record of marriage or death in England. The for- 
tunate cousin expressed her gratitude by erecting a memorial to her bene- 
factor, embellished with the arms shown on the engraving once owned by 
Judge Cony of Augusta, Me. As a result of what he found, Mr. Williams 
stated his conclusions and belief that " the family of Conny in England was 
of French extraction. * * * Robert Connin, whose name stands at the 
head of the Conny pedigrees, came from Bayam (or Byam) in France. * * * 
the family in the fifteenth century was settled in South Lincolnshire. * * * 
There are several pedigrees of Robert's descendants in the line of eldest 
sons, in the British Museum, and all of them show that the Connys of 
Yaxley * * * were a branch of the family, through Robert, a son in the 
sixth generation from Robert of Byam. In this line, it is believed, came 
Robert of Godmanchester, a suburb of the town of Huntingdon, ten miles 
from Yaxley. John Conny, a surgeon in the British navy and twice mayor 
of Rochester, county Kent, was a son of Robert of Godmanchester, Gent. 
*** He died in Aug., 1699, leaving an only son, Robert, born in 1665, 
who was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford," and settled in London 
as a physician, where he "died May 25. 1723 * # * and was buried in jSt. 
Nicholas Church in his native city. # * * The parish records of Godman- 
chester show that Robert Conny, the grandfather of Dr. Robert, had seve- 
ral other children beside John of Rochester, one of whom was Samuel, 
christened Oct. 5, 1634, and that Samuel by his wife Mary, had eight chil- 
dren, among whom were Nathanael, christened Aug. 27, 1665, and Sarah 
christened May 24, 1672. This record, with other historical facts, justifies 
the belief that our ancestor, the immigrant Nathanial, was the Nathanial 
above mentioned, a son of Samuel of Godmanchester, a nephew of John of 
Rochester, a first cousin of Dr. Robert Conny, physician in London and 
brother of Sarah, who set a memorial tablet in honor of her cousin Dr. 
Robert, in the church at Rochester.' ' It will be noticed that Governor 
Williams expressed a belief, but did not claim that his investigation dis- 
closed absolute proof. Godmanchester, in Huntingdonshire, where Na- 
thanael Conny was christened in 1665, is about forty miles southwest of 
Boston in Lincolnshire. 

Conclusive evidence, lately disclosed, has demonstrated that the belief 
that Nathaniel Coney was an emigrant has no foundation in fact. That 
evidence is found in two deeds noted by Miss C. H. Abbott of Andover, in 
her genealogical researches in the registry of Middlesex Co. ' They clearly 
prove that Nathaniel, who in 1699 married Elizabeth Greenland, was the 
son of John and Elizabeth (Nash) Conney, and that the search for his 
English ancestry must be made through that John whom Mr. Williams 
designated as John the cooper. The story of a successful search can 
best be told by first giving such a sketch of the New England life of 

50 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

John Coney as can be made from public records. The earliest record of 
him, in Dec, 1G49, has already been mentioned. At the town meeting 
of Feb. 25, 1655, with William Dinsdale, he was chosen a packer of 
fish and meat and a "gager of cask," and was again chosen to that office 
in 1657. At the March meeting of 1669, he was chosen one of the 
town constables u for the yeare ensuinge." In 1672, and again in 1686 
and 1687, he was one of the "Clerkesof ye market." In 1676, 1689-1690 
the " Hon rd Council," having in the first named year informed the select- 
men that " complaint is made * * * y* y e towne is in great danger of 
Hbeinge Fired by ye insuffitiencie of Chimneys, & neglect of the owners," 
and having recommended eight citizens, of whom " Mr. John Cony " was 
the second named, to be inspectors impowered " to take continuall and effec- 
tuall care * * * and to amend forthwith what they finde defective as to the 
chimnies " and " order the seasonable sweepinge thereof," the selectmen 
duly appointed the nominees, and the town in the last named years, when 
electing these officers, put " Mr. John Cony Sen r ' ' at the head of the list. 
In 1677, "Jn° Cony's lane" was made abound for the walk of night 
watchmen. This lane was the place of Mr. Coney's residence, and is now 
in that part of Cross Street, from a point about midway between Endicott 
and Salem Streets, to North Street. In 1678-80 he was one of five "to 
ouersee Cord r8 of wood yt they be faith full in theire office," and in 1678 
he was one of a committee of six (two from each church) acting for the 
Second Church, to receive from the inhabitants u theire subscriptions to 
the Colledge." The last town record relating to him reads : " 1690 John 
Coney Senr. dyed Dec r . 24." That he was a man of considerable property 
may be inferred from the fact that a record shows that " Philipa King 
servant to John Conney" was married in May, 1662, that his homestead, 
bought in 1658, sold for £180, that one of the bounds of this lot was land 
previously acquired by him which is not of record, that in 1665 he bought 
a considerable estate in Copp's Hill, that in 1675 he sold "the good ship 
called the Rebecca and Elizabeth of Boston," of which he was one-eighth 
owner, for £420, and that at his death he held five hundred acres of land 
in the town of Dunstable. It is remarkable, under these conditions and the 
fact that he left a family of heirs, that his estate did not pass through the 
probate court, and still more remarkable that in less than five months from 
the date of his death his son John and daughters Rebecca and Mary (re- 
corded as Mercy) sold the homestead estate without other signatures to 
the deed than their own, except that of " Thomas Walter Administrator of 
the said John Coney dec ed ," who does not again appear in any record as 
acting in that capacity. The instrument of conveyance was an indenture 
with warranty against all persons. The grantee undoubtedly rested on the 
warranty of John, a goldsmith, whose estate, when he died, Aug. 20, 1722, 
inventoried about £4,000. It is regrettable that out of his abundant means 
he did not put a stone at his father's grave beside that which marks the 
resting place of his mother. John the goldsmith was the father of four 
sons and seven daughters. Two sons and two daughters died young. Of 
the survivors, Sarah was married to Samuel Gerrish, Anna to the Rev. 
Thomas Foxcroft, Mehitable to Francis Foxcroft, Mary to Seth Storer, 
and Abigail to Edward Bromfield. It is an interesting fact that Paul 
Revere senior (father of the Paul of tho midnight ride of April 19, 1775), 
born in Europe of French parentage, Nov. 80, 1702, who came to Boston 
when thirteen years old, was apprenticed to John Coney to learn the trade"" 
of goldsmith. Records found in Middlesex Co. deeds determined that 
Nathaniel Coney was the son of John the cooper and brother of John 

1907.] English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. 51 

the goldsmith. The date of his birth has not been discovered, but the 
present investigation has disclosed that of his death. Born in Boston, and 
clearly resident of the town till 1720, his children born in Sudbury, Reho- 
both, and Stoughton in 1722, '24, '27 and '28, are of record among the 
Boston births. Among the early court files of Suffolk Co., Mass., there is 
preserved the original inquisition made in Boston, Nov. 20, 1742, "In the 
sixteenth year of the reign of * * * George ye second, before James De- 
vonport one of the coroners of our said Lord the King # * * upon the view 
of the body of Nathaniel Coney then and there being dead." The four- 
teen jurors who signed the inquisition rendered as their verdict : " that the 
sayd Nathaniel Coney on the nineteenth Instant, being in his house in 
Boston aforesaid, by the act of God suddenly came to his Death." This 
finding must be deemed conclusive, notwithstanding that the records of the 
South Church of Dedham contain this memorandum, which is evidently an 
interlineation: " 1744. Died Mr. Nathaniel Coney of this church." Na- 
thaniel Coney married Elizabeth Greenland, Oct. 11, 1699. She died 
May 7, 1711. Their children were: 

John, b. in Boston, Jan. 14, 1700 ; d. Aug, 20, 1726. 

An infant, b, in Boston, July 5, 1702 ; d. unnamed. 

An infant, b. in Boston, Apr. 4, 1704 ; d. unnamed. 

Nathaniel, b. in Boston, Dec. 18, 1705 ; d. Feb. 2, 1779. 

Daniel, b. in Boston, Oct. 17, 1709 ; m. Aug. 2, 1733, Sarah Jones. 

Sarah, b. in Boston, Mar. 20, 1711 ; m. Ebenezer Holmes. 

Nathaniel Coney married, as his second wife, Abigail, daughter of 
Thomas Skinner and widow of Ebenezer Ager. The record of her first 
marriage reads : " Ebenezer Ager and Abigail Skinner, married by Mr. 
Cotton Mather Mar. 1, 1703 ;" that of her second, u Nathanll Coney and 
Abigail Ager, married by Rev. Mr. Eben'r Pemberton, Presbytn. Sept. 6, 
1711." The children of Nathaniel and Abigail (Skinner- Ager) Coney 

Abigail, b. in Boston, July 28, 1712 ; m. Michael Lowell of Boston. 

Thomas, b, in Boston, July 2, 1714; d. May 16, 1749. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, May 15, 1716 ; m. Joseph Pittee of Walpole. 

Samuel, b. in Boston, Apr. 15, 1718 ; m. Rebecca Guild of Dedham. 

Mary, b. in Boston, Mar. 18, 1720; m. Samuel Pittee of Walpole. 

Priscilla, b. in Sudbury, Apr; 2, 1722 ; unmarried. 

Joseph, b. in Rehoboth, May 8, 1724; m. Sarah Savell of Roxbury. 

William, b. in Rehoboth, Mar. 29, 1726 ; m. Mehitable Ellis of Ded- 

Anna, b. in Stoughton, Sept. 23, 1728 ; m. as his second wife, Aaron 
Guild of Dedham. 

Abigail (Skinner-Ager) Coney died before Dec. 27, 1736, at which date 
Nathaniel Coney married Mary Royal of Boston, the officiating clergyman 
being Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, the husband of his niece Mary. That the 
thrice married Nathaniel was the son of John Coney the cooper is clearly 
proved by two Middlesex Co. deeds, as stated previously in this article. 
By the first, dated Mar. 4, 1716, " John Coney of Boston * # # goldsmith 
eldest son and joint heir of John Coney of Boston aforesaid deceased," 
conveys to his brother all the land " laid out to Mr. John Coney * # # five 
hundred acres on the north east side of Merrimack River in the township 
of Dunstable," and the grantor recites, " whereas the said John Coney 
deceased left several children heires to the said lot as well as his other 
estate : now know ye that I the said John Coney eldest son as aforesaid, 


52 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

out of that love and affection which T have and do bear unto my brother 
Nathaniel Coney of Boston aforesaid, Taylor, Have granted," etc. The 
second deed, dated Jan. 23, 1716-17, is from " Nathaniel Coney of Boston 
in the county of Suffolk in New England, Taylor," and Abigail his wife, 
to Thomas Hutchinson of Boston. It conveys the same five hundred acres 
and recites, "I the said Nathaniel Coney do covenant that * * * I am the 
true sole and legal owner of the said land * * * partly in right of my father 
John Coney late of said Boston, Cooper, who died seized thereof in fee, and 
the remainder was given and granted to me by my brothers John and Ben- 
jamin Coney and my sister Elizabeth Booth, who were children and heirs 
of my said father." 

The line to an English emigrant is clear for all the descendants of 
Nathaniel Coney ; it only remains to show the English parentage. That 
it will be found that the immigrant was from Lincolnshire, can be in- 
ferred from the fact that the compiler of the Cony book found that 
the family was settled in that shire as early as the fifteenth century ; and 
that, although in our day those carrying its name are not numerous in that 
county, its surname being an uncommon one, it is the only shire in Eng- 
land in which a sufficient number of Coneys reside to bring the name 
within the classification made by Mr. Henry Brougham Guppy, in 1890, 
in his " Homes of Family Names in Great Britain." In his work, that 
gentleman took the farmers of the land as the "most stay at home class," 
and by the directories of the various counties classified their names where 
he found that they exceeded seven in ten thousand. His sixth and lowest 
classification is of " Peculiar names, which are mostly confined to one 
county and generally to a particular parish or division of that county." 
In this class he places the name Coney, eight farmers carrying it among 
ten thousand yeomen of Lincolnshire. 

Acknowledgment has been made of the assistance of Mr. Bartlett in 
the preparation of this article. Continued investigations by him, after it 
was ready for the printer, have conclusively proved what had been deter- 
mined beyond a reasonable doubt concerning John Coney who in 1654 
married Elizabeth Nash ; and the result of his search has been incorporated 
with what had already been written. 

The Rev. John Cotton, who for more than twenty years was vicar of 
the parish of St. Botolph's in Boston, Lincolnshire, arrived at Boston in 
New England, Sept. 3, 1633. He was born in Derby, England, bap- 
tized there Dec. 15, 1584, and died at Boston, Mass., Dec. 15, 1652. His 
will, probated in Suffolk Co., contains this clause : " I give unto hir my 
well beloved wife, first all rents of hir house & garden in ye market place 
of Boston in Lincolnshire, w ch are myne by right of marryage with hir 
during my life. Item. I give unto hir what moneys were left in my 
brother Coneyes hand, & are now in ye use of my sister Mary Coneye his 
wife or my cosigne John Coneye their sonne, so far as my pcell yt of 
Remayneth in their hand." Volume IV of the Heraldic Journal shows 
that his father was Roland Cotton, of the eleventh generation from his 
earliest known paternal ancestor. The list of his children, as given, is : 

Mary, bapt. 1 Sept., 1583 ; m. Robert Bamford. 
John, bapt. 15 Dec, 1584. 
Roland, bapt. 17 Mar., 1588. 
Thomas, bapt. 19 May, 1594. 

Mr. Pishey Thomson, in his History and Antiquities of Boston, Eng- 
land, quotes the clause of Rev. John Cotton's will, and evidently relied 

1907.] English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. 53 

on it literally, and in another part, referring to the children of Roland 
Cotton, states that his daughter " Mary — younger than John, was married 
to Mr. Thomas Coney Town Clerk of Boston and survived her husband. 
She was burried 15 Jan. 165.5." This statement will be shown to be 
erroneous both as to fact and date. 

A correspondence with the vicar of St. Botolph's, which began in Feb- 
ruary and continued to July, 1906, has given information which, added to 
that on this side of the Atlantic, satisfactorily accounts for the presence 
of John Coney in New England, and to determine his parentage. " An- 
thony Hawkredd of Boston, gentleman," was forty-four years old at the 
time of his second marriage, in July, 1615. His birth year must have 
been about 1571. In his will, dated Aug. 12, 1626, he mentions sons 
Anthony, John and Samuel. Assuming that they were named in the 
order of their birth, they were all born after 1606, for "Anthony Hawkredd 
of Boston, gentleman, aet 18," was duly licensed to marry Jane Aiscough, 
Sept. 14, 1625. The elder Anthony had three daughters, whose marriage 
dates indicate that they were older than their brothers. Mary married 
Thomas Coney who became town clerk of Boston about 1 620. Thomson 
says the marriage was in 1618. The parish register of St. Botolph's has 
record of the marriage of "William Story and Sara Hawkrit May 11, 
1619," and of "John Conye and Elizabeth Hawkred Dec. 16, 1624." The 
testator of the will of Aug., 1626, mentions daughters Mary wife of Thomas 
Coney, and Elizabeth wife of John Coney. Thomas and John were broth- 
ers. The baptismal record is clear as to the first named ; it reads in the 
parish register: "Feb. 21, 1599, Thomas Conie son of John Conie." As 
to that of his brother, the vicar's clerk writes : " that of John, I cannot 
come across, altho I have made a careful search, I send a tracing of the 
one which may be it ; but one line is so run into another that I am not 
certain it is. ' 21 Oct. 1596. John son of John Conoke,' or it may be 
Conie ; I cannot tell. You will see the tails of the line above go right 
through the name." The clerk correctly describes the obscurity, though 
it requires the help of one's imagination to see the resemblance of a k 
entangled in the loop of a y or az of the line above. The marriage licenses 
of Lincolnshire contain this item : " 1624 — Nov. 29, John Coney of * # * 
set. 26 and Elizabeth Hawkred of same, Sp r [Boston]." The printed page 
shows clearly that the scribe that prepared the copy for the press could not 
read all of the crabbed script, and as to the residence of the young candi- 
dates for matrimony, could only guess that a certain jumble of lines was 
intended for the written word Boston. In modern writing it is easy to 
mistake an 8 and read it as 6. It is safe to conclude that the copyist was 
not as successful in reading the unit figure in the numerals that expressed 
John Coney's age as he was in guessing the place of his home. Ann, 
daughter of John Coney, died in Feb., 1652. A record of burial, in the 
Register of St. Botolph, which reads, "Mrs. Ann Cunny, widow, 9 May 
1652," doubtless is that of the interment of the child's grandmother. 

William Story, the husband of Sarah Hawkredd, was buried at Boston, 
Mar. 16, 1628, and on the 25th Apr., 1632, she married Rev. John Cotton 
whose first wife had died. So it was because Thomas Coney was husband 
of his wife's sister that Mr. Cotton left moneys in his " brother Coneye's 
hand," referred to his wife as " my sister Mary Coneye," and to his nephew 
by marriage as " my cosigne John Coneye their sonne." 
* Following first the line of Thomas the town clerk, and that of his son 
John who succeeded him in his office, the parish record shows the baptism 
of the first child of Thomas and Mary ( Hawkredd) Coney, which reads : 

54 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

" John, son of Thomas Coney, gent, baptised Nov. 28, 1619." The father 
held his town office from 1620 to 1647. Thompson says he died July 31, 
1649. The register of St. Botolph's has this record: "John Conny and 
Ann Mitchell married by license 16 Jan. 1638." This was the John who 
succeeded his father as town clerk. He died not later than 1653. 

A letter from the town clerk of old Boston, dated May 24, 1906, justifies 
the inference that the office is much less important than in the municipali- 
ties of New England. To a request that he give the first and last date of 
service of the younger Coney as clerk of the town, and a tracing of his 
signature for comparison with an autograph found in the early court files 
of Essex Co., he answered that, for the period named (1647-1653), the 
only reference he could find to a Coney was " his name in the index and 
the page to which such index refers is not in the book." Nor could he 
give a tracing of the signature of the scribe of the seventeenth century, 
" as the minutes of the proceedings of meetings are signed by the chair- 
man and not by the town clerk." In this connection it may be stated that 
the autograph of John the cooper was annexed to the return of a writ dated 
at Boston Jan. 19, 1669, which required "the marshall of the County of 
Suffolk or his deputy or a constable of Boston * * * to attach the goods 
and for want thereof the body of William Cotton, and to take bond of him 
to the value of £20 * * # for his appearance at the next court to be held 
at Ipswich, then and there to answer the complaint of Paull White in an 
action for debt." 

The return was endorsed on the writ. The writing, clear and easily 
read, indicates that the writer had an education much above the average 
of that of the business men of that date. Exception, however, might be 
taken by advocates of simplified spelling to his orthography, for he states 
that he " attached the booddy of William Cotton * * * and committed him 
to prison : for want of baile." Considering the many different spellings 
of the Coney surname, it will be interesting to his descendants to know 
that his official signature was written John Conney. 

The children of John and Ann (Mitchell) Coney of Boston, Lincoln- 
shire, were : 

Jane, bapt. Jan. 24, 1640 ; buried June 25, 1642. 
Raphell, bapt. Oct. 16, 1643 ; buried Mar. 16, 1647. 
Ann, bapt. June 11, 1648. The record of her burial reads : "Ann ye 
dau. of John Cuny-gent. 28 Feb. 1652." 

That John and Ann Coney had another daughter whose baptism is not 
of record, or if recorded not found by the parish clerk, appears from an 
entry which reads : 

Mary., dau. of John Cuny, gent., bur. Aug. 18, 1649. 

The second son of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney was "Anthonie 
* * * bapt. 1 Aug. 1622," and no subsequent record relating to him was 

The third and youngest son of those parents was 

" Raphell, son of Thomas Conny, gent., bapt. Dec. 6, 1629." His burial 
record reads " Raphael, son of Thomas Cony, 26 Dec. 1642." 

The closing record of this line is among the baptisms : 

"John, ye soon of John Cunny gent, lait deceased, 1 June 1654." 

The only John Coney of the line of Thomas and Mary, who was living 
in 1654, was an infant when John the cooper married Elizabeth Nash in 
New England. 

1907.] English Progenitors of JSFathaniel Coney. 55 

The late William S. Appleton, in an article in the Register, ante, vol. 
53, page 301, gives the following valuable note from a will : " Mary Cony 
of Boston, Lincolnshire, widow, reverend and dear brother Mr. John Cot- 
ton of New England, sisters Cotton & Makepeace, John & Elizabeth, chil- 
dren of late brother Samuel Hawcrid, cousin Dr. Tuckney, sons Samuel 
& John, 1652, proved 1653." This proves that Thompson was in error 
in stating that Mary wife of Thomas Coney died in 1655. 

Following now the line of John Coney (son of John and brother of 
Thomas), who was born 1596, and in 1624 married Elizabeth Hawkredd, 
the parish register is silent as to the wife, but closes the career of the hus- 
band with the record: u John Cony, gent, buried April 6, 1630." 

Their children are of record as follows : 

Marie, dau. of John Conie, bapt. Oct. 9, 1625. 
Mary, dau. of John Cony, bur. Dec. 10, 1625. 
Marie, dau. of John Conny, bapt. June 28, 1627. 
Mary, dau. of John Coney, bur. Aug. 16, 1627. 
Johu, son of John Connie, bapt. July 17, 1628. 
Marie, dau. of John Conny, bapt. May 2, 1630. 

So it appears that in 1654, among the descendants of Anthony Hawkredd, 
there were but two John Coneys living : one the infant grandson of his 
daughter Mary, and the other the John baptized July 17, 1628, who was 
the only son of his daughter Elizabeth. At that date, all but one of the 
sisters of the latter John Coney were dead, as were all his cousins the 
children of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, with the possible ex- 
ception of that Anthony who was baptized in Aug., 1622. John's father 
had died when he was less than two years old ; his mother soon married 
Oliver Mellows. The marriage was probably in England. It is not of 
record in Boston, New England, where Dec. 7, 1634, Samuel, son of Oliver 
Mellows, was baptized, and where in 1636 Martha, and in 1638 Mary, 
his sisters, were also baptized. Rev. John Cotton, in his will of 1652, 
wrote : " I give to my kinswoman Martha Mellows the sume of five marks." 
Some two years later she became, by marriage, Martha Waters. Pope, in 
his " Pioneers of Massachusetts," says that Oliver Mellows of Boston and 
his wife were admitted to the church in July, 1634 ; that he died at Brain- 
tree ; that administration of his estate was granted to his widow, in Dec, 
1638, and that she subsequently married Thomas Makepeace. The Make- 
peace Genealogy states that "It appears that Mr. Makepeace lived (1641) 
at Dorchester. * * He married, about this time, Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, 
of Boston, for his second wife; for in the records of the First Church, 
Boston, is found the following : ' The 25th day of y e 5th Mon : 1641. Mrs. 
Elizabeth Makepeace, lately called Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, but now y 
wife of Mr. Makepeace, of Dorchester, was granted Ire of Recommendation 
thether.' " This work gives the death of her third husband as of Jan. or 
Feb., 1667. So it appears that his widow at his death was the mother of 
John and Mary Coney, and of Samuel, Martha, and Mary Mellows, Mary 
Coney, born in England in 1630, married James Dennis ; and the marriages 
of Martha Mellows to Joseph Waters, and of Mary Mellows to Emanuel 
Springfield, are of record in Boston. The Springfields evidently returned 
to England. The will of Thomas Makepeace mentions " his well beloved 
wife Elizabeth," and contains this item : " I give to my wife's three daugh- 
ters, vizt. unto Mary, the wife of James Dennis of Boston, and to Martha, 
the wife of Joseph Waters of Milford, and to Mary the wife of Emanuell 
Springfield in Old England, * * * to each and every of them # # # the 
sume of fifty shillings." 


56 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Sarah Hawkredd, who married first William Story and then the Rev. 
John Cotton, married, for her third husband, the Rev. Richard Mather, 
pastor to the church of Dorchester. Gov. John Endicott was the magis- 
trate who united them, on Aug. 26, 1G5G. That she retained her property 
in England appears from her marriage settlement, dated July 8, 1656, and 
her will, dated May 3, 1670, probated in 1676. The later instrument 
contained these bequests : " To my sister Makepeace one gown if she sur- 
vive me. * * * I give to my sisters children John, Mary and Martha, to 
each of them a book." 

The combination of the several personal indentifications shown in the 
wills of the Rev. John Cotton, Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, and her sister 
Sarah (Hawkredd-Story-Cotton) Mather, and of Thomas Makepeace, would, 
without other evidence, establish the fact that Elizabeth ( Hawkredd-Coney- 
Mellows) Makepeace left England soon after the death of her first husband, 
and shows her relationship, and that of the two little children she brought 
with her to her new home, to these different testators and to her second 
husband. And the evidence, taken ,as a whole, determines beyond question 
that the two neices mentioned in their Aunt Sarah's will were Mary 
(Conej-) Dennis and Martha (Mellows) Waters, and that the nephew to 
whom she bequeathed a book was that John Coney who was baptized in 
Boston, Lincolnshire, July 17, 1628, and who married, in Boston, New 
England, June 20, 1654, Elizabeth Nash. 



Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from Vol. 60, page 340.] 

April 26 1801 Matilda D to Charles Turner Efq r and wife 
May 3 Amala son to Harris Turner and wife 

May 10 Maryann D to Walter Jacobs & wife 

May 31 Paul son to Elijah Curtice & Wife 

Auguft 9 John son to John Ewell and wife 

October 18 Sarah Smith D to Elifha Briggs & wife 

Charlott D to Elijah Bowker & wife 

Caroline D to Warren Bowker & wife 
Octo br 25 f Enoch son to James Cole and wife ) J 

( Mary Clapp D to James Cole and wife j 5* 
Nov br 1 Caroline D to Seth Fofter and AVife 

their first child. 

Charlotte Curtils 1) to Nath 11 Window & wife 

Decemb r 13 Deborah Clapp D to Tho s Briggs and wife 

April 5, 1802 Mary Perry Church adult in private Sick 
May 2 Jofhua Son to Capt Jofhua Jacobs Jun r & wile 

Damfon 1). to Simonds & wife 

June 27 John King son to John Nash and wife 

Hannah williams Da to Sam 11 Kent & wife 

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June 30 
Aug st 1 

Augft 8 
Aug st 29. 
Sept 5 
October 3, 

May 30 1803 
June 5. 

July 10 

Aug st 7 

October. 9 
Octob r 1 6 

Octo br 23 

Octo br 30 

October 25 

April 22 1804 
May 20 

June 3 

June 24 
July 1 

July 15 
Aug st 5 
Sept 2 
Sept 23 

Sept 30. 

Octo bI 

Nov br 4 

March 20 1805 
May 12 

Abigail Daughter Thomas Lapham Jun r 

Maria D. To Capt Benj a Lane and wife 

Elifabeth wife to Ebenezer Osborn 

Ebenezer son to Ebenezer Osborn & wife 

Hannah Schiverick D. To Nath 11 Eelles Jun r & wife 

Betfy Turner D, to Walter Jacobs & wife 

Afa Delano son to Afa Waterman & wife 

Peter Thatcher son, Lucy Turner, Daughter Atherton 

Wales, son, Henry, son, Children of Thatcher Tilden 

and wife 
Lucy Sylvefter in private near her end 
Michal D. and John son — twins of John Collamore & 

John Turner son to Sam 11 [" James " careted in another 

hand] Sparrell and wife 
Alfred Brunfon son to Capt Seth Fofter and wife 
Matilda D. to Jofeph Cufhing and wife 
Betly. D. to Thatcher Tilden and wife 
R D. to Elijah Bowker and wife 

Mary D to Pickles Cufhing Jun r and wife 
Thomas son to John Jones and wife 
Julia D. to Col Charles Turner & wife, 
[blank] Turner D. to Jonathan Hatch Jun r & wife 

Unice Whiting D to Harris Turner 

in private Hannah Totman. D. to Stephen Totman adult 

being very Sick 
Edmond son to Warren Bowker & wife 
Sarah [over " Mary," crossed out] south worth D. to 

John Foiter Jun r and wife 
Mary Elifabeth D to Will am Delano & wife 
Mary Stockbridge D. to Elnanathan [sic] Cufhing & 

Thophilus son to Capt Jofhua Jacobs Jun r & wife 
Mary D. to Sam 11 Simous and wife 
Charles Henry son to Charles Lapham & wife 
George son to Benj a Lane and wife 
Nath u Cufhing son to John NafTi and wife 
Calvin son & Sufannah D to Galen Daman & wife 
Nancy D to Charles Cole & wife 
Eliza D to Eben r Ofborn & wife 
Luther Albert Son to Luther Tilden & wife 
Mary Turner D to James Torry Jun r & wife 
Huldah D. Ebenezer Copland and Wife 
Joseph and Charles Sons to Major John James and wife 
Jane, Daugter William Corlew in private 
William Hart Son to William Delano and wife 
Dolly [over " Mary," crossed out] D. to Joseph Stock- 
bridge & wife. 
Rufus Litchfield adult Rufus son to Rufus Litchfield and 

Jerufha Gay D to Elnathan Cufhing & wife 
Charlotte Cushing D. to Sam 11 Waterman & wife 
Almira D to Major John James & wife 



Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


June 2 
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Nov br 3 

Decerab r 8 

June 15 1806 

June 29 
July 6 

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Aug st 14 
October 5 

Nov br 9 
Nov br 26 
May 10 1807. 

May 24 
July 5 
Octob r 11 

Nov br 1 

Nov br 8 
Nov br 15 
Decm br 23 

Jan*24 1808 
April 24 

May 1 

William, son Coll Charles Turner & wife 

David Jacob son to Nath 11 Cufhing & wife 

Temperance Freeman D. to Timothy Fofter & wife 

James Otis Son, James Curtis and wife 

Amelia adult, Daughter to Afhur Sprague 

Henry Turner son to Tho s Ruggles and wife 

Luther Turner and his child named Lucy 

Elvira D to Demick Bowker & wife 

John Son to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 

Edward Son to Fofter Jacobs & wife 

Lucy Clapp, Daughter to the same 

Mary D. to W m Whiting of Hanover 

Harriot D to Pickles Cufhing & wife 

John Son to Jona th Hatch & wife 

Elifha Heyden adult at ye same time 

Elifha son to Elifha Heyden & wife 

Ame Cufhing D to Capt. Jofhua Jacobs Jun r & wife 

Hannah Wife to Warren Sylvefter & their child Almira 

Phebe Cufhing D to James Curtifs & wife 

In private Catherine Sylvefter a black woman 

Elifha son to Elifha Fofter Jun r & wife 

Prudence Clark D. to Will m Delano & wife 

Temperance Cufhing D. of Sylvan us Daman an adult. 

Melzar Stoddard son to Luther Turner formerly of Pem- 

Nathan son To Cap 4 Tho s Southard & wife 

Mary Daughter To Rufus Litchfield and wife 

William, Son to Harris Turner & wife, lately moved to 
Town fend 

Julia D to Luther Tilden & wife 

William son to Timothy Fofter & wife 

Jofiah son to Thomas Cufhing & wife 

Deborah D to Elifha Heyden & wife 

Zilpah Turner to Nath 11 Eells & wife 

Prudence Clark D to Will 111 Delano & wife 

Charles Warren son to Warren Sylvester & wife 

Edward Bartlett son to Thacher Tilden and wife 

David William son to Amiel Studly & wife 

Rachel Wife to Bayley Jenkens 

Thomas Bailey & William Woodward sons to Bailey 
Jenkens & wife 

George Anfon Son to Anfon Robbins & wife 

Temperance D to Micah Lapham & wife 

Francis. D. To Sam 11 Waterman & wife 

Julia D: to Pickles Cufhing & wife 

Mary Stetson & Eliza Stutson botli adults 

in private on account o 

Harriette D to Seth Fofter and wife 

Grace Turner ['' Barstow," written above "Turner' D 
to Elifh Fofter & wife 

Thomas son to Tho" Southward & wife 

Eliza Daughter Major John James & wife 

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June 5 

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July 3 

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Sept 2 [?] 
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Nov br 13 
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Rachel Wife to Perkins Clapp 

Rachel D to perkins Clapp and wife 

Sam 11 son to perkins Clapp & wife 

a Child belonging Prince & wife in private on account of 

Hannah D To Jofiah Stoddard and wife 

Bela Tower son to Jofhua Jacobs Ju r 
Frederick son to James Curtice & wife 
Jofeph Warren son to Elifha Brigs & wife 
Lucy D to Allen Clapp & wife 
Anna Eliza D to [blank] Turner & wife. 
Funic D to David Bowker & wife 
Betfey D to James Sparrel & wife 
Harriot D to Allen Clap & wife 
Nath 11 son to Nathaneel Eel Is & wife 
Jane Daughter to Nath 11 Cufhimj: Jun r & wife 
Benj a Hatch Tower to Sam 11 Eells and wife 
Lufaunah Ruggles D to George Hatch & wife 
Eliza I) to John Nafh and wife 
Harrifon son' to Dea 11 Thomas Cufhing & wife 
Polly Da to Elifha Tolman and wife 
Sarah D to Capt Southward & wife in private 
Sarah D to Luther Tilde n and wife 
Walter son to Anson Rollins [? Robbins] & wife 
Francis son to Timo* Fofter & wife 
Anna D to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 
Charles son James Curtice & wife 
Mary D to Luther Tib 1 en & wife 
Francis son of John Ewell & Wife 
Elisha Son of Foster Jacobs & Wife 
William Son of William Studley & Wife 
William Son of Elisha Hayden & Wife 
Widdow Rhoda Ford Lucy Ford & Rhoda Ford Jun r 

Nabby Barker James Curtifs were addmitted members 

of the chh 
The wife of George Torry admitted 
Jofeph Turner & Franie Cul'uhing [mc] admitted 
John Nafh and wife were admitted 

Deaths for the Year 1799 

68 of a complication of dif- 

February 7 1799 The Widdow Elms JRtat. 

May Lucy Sylvefter of a confumption 

A child of David Prouty 
another of Benj a Bailey 
John Hatches wife of a confumption 
October 7 1803 The C hh difmifsed the Rev d Charles Turner and recom- 
mended him to the c hh of Chrift in Turner [Maine, 
Octob r 16 1803 The c™ 1 difmifsed the wife of Luther Barrell and recom- 
mended her to the c hh of Chrift in Afhburnham 

[This completes the book of Rev. David Barnes.] 

[To be continued.] 
VOL. LXI. 5 

C)0 Descendants of John Bailey, [Jan. 



By Louis Makixus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 

1. John 1 Bat lev was viewer of chimneys and ladders at Hartford in 
1G48, a constable in Mar., 1656-7, was made freeman in May, 1657, and 
moved to Haddam, about 1002, as one of the 28 original purchasers. His 
will was dated June 17, 1696, and the inventory, amounting to £186. 10. 6, 
was taken Aug. 29, 1696. He gave to sons John, Benjamin, and Na- 
thaniel his land at Higganum ; mentioned daughter Elizabeth Clark and 
son Thomas Clark ; and daughters Lydia, Susanna, and Mary. He lived 
at Higganum, in the northern part of Haddam. His wife was probably 
Lydia, daughter of Thomas Smith of Haddam. (See Early Conn. Probate 
Rec, vol. i, page 234.) 

Children : 

2. i. John. 2 

ii. Lydia, m. in 1681, Nathaniel Spencer, 

iii. Elizabeth, in. Thomas Clark. 

3. iv. Benjamin, b. Nov. 11, 1G65, at Haddam. 
v. Susanna, m. Hubbard. 

4. vi. Nathaniel. 

vii. Mary, m. Cornwell. 

2. John 2 Bailey {John 1 ) lived at Haddam, Conn. He married Eliza- 

beth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Beckwith) Bate. John 
Bate died Jan. 15, 1718-19, and his wife survived him. 
Children : 

5. i. John, 8 b. Oct., 1688. 

0. ii. Epiikaim, b. Jan. 1, 1691. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 24, 1694. 

iv. Lydia, b. Mar. 16, 1695-6. 

v. Meiiitable, b. June 4, 1698. 

vi. Jonathan, b. Aug. 16, 1700. 

vii. Dorothy, b. July 11, 1703. 

viii. Mary, b. Mar. 19, 1705-6. 

7. ix. David, b. Aug. 8, 1710. 

3. Benjamin 2 Bailey (Jo/in 1 ) married . 


i. John. 3 
ii. Benjamin. 
iii. Nathaniel. 

4. Nathaniel 2 Bailey (John 1 ) married . 

Children : 

i. Daniel. 

8. ii. E/EKIEL. 

5. John 8 Bailey (John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, Conn., and there 

married, Jan. 14, 1711, Esther . 


9. i. John, 4 b. Oct. 6, 1712. 
10. ii. Nathan, b. July 18, 171 I. 

iii. Esther, b. July 3, 171(5. 
iv. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 14, 1718. 
v. Amos, b. Sept. 12, 1720. 

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vi. Lydia, b. Oct. 5, 1726. 
vii. Beol, b. Mar. 31, 1728. 

11. viii. James, b. June 27, 1730. 
ix. William, b. July 17, 1732. 

6. Ephraim 8 Bailey {John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, Conn., and there 

married, Oct. 3, 1716, Deborah Brainard. 
Children : 

i. Ephraim, 4 b. June 25, 1718; d. young. 

12. ii. Jacob, b. Oct. 21, 1720. 
iii. Deborah, b. Apr. 13, 1723. 

13. iv. Gideon, b. Aug. 4, 1725. 

14. v. Stephen, b. May 25, 1727. 
vi. Jabez, b. Jan. 14, 1729-30. 
vii. Caleb, b. Jan. 7, 1731-2. 
viii. Abijah, b. July 31, 1734. 

15. ix. William, b. Aug. 1, 1736. 

16. x. Oliver. 
xi. Ephraim. 

7. David 8 Bailey {John 2 John 1 ) married, July 20, 1730, at Haddam, 

Jane (? Wadsworth). He died Aug. 18, 1747, at Middletown, Conn. 
Children : 

i. David, 4 b. about 1731. 

ii. Joshua, b. Feb., 1733-4, at Haddam. 

iii. Phebe, b. Apr. 20, 1736, at Haddam. 

iv. Elijah, b. 1738. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1740. 

vi. James, b. 1743. 

8. Ezekiel 8 Bailey {Nathaniel 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, Feb. 25, 1741-2, Sarah Smith. 
Children : 

i. Eunice, 4 b. Sept. 1, 1744. 

ii, Hope, b. Oct. 25, 1746. 

iii. Susanna, b. Mar. 10, 1749. 

iv. Jemima, b. July 7, 1751. 

v. Ambrose, b. June 13, 1755. 

9. John 4 Bailey {John* John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and there mar- 

ried, Mar. 11, 1734-5, Elizabeth . 

Children : 

i. Esther, 5 b. Feb. 19, 1735-6; d. young. 

17. ii. Phineas, b. Jan. 6, 1738-9. 
iii. Amos, b. Oct. 22, 1741. 

iv. Esther, b. Oct. 8, 1743 ; d. young. 
v. Esther, b. Jan. 16, 1744. 
vi. Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1747. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 28, 1750. 
viii. John, b. May 30, 1752. 
ix. Richard, b. May 18, 1756. 

10. Nathan 4 Bailey (John, 8 John 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, July 6, 1738, Martha . 

Children : 

i. Nathan, 6 b. Apr. 13, 1739; d. June 2, 1742. 
ii. Biel (dau.), b. Sept. 12, 1740. 
iii. Ichabod, b. Feb. 2, 1742-3. 

11. James 4 Bailey {John, 8 John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, Jan. 3, 1749-50, Anna . 

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Children : 

i. Deborah,* b. Jan. 4, 1750-1. 
ii. William, b. June, 1753. 
iii. James, b. Jan. 13, 1756. 

12. Jacob 4 Bailey (Ephraim* John 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, Aug. 6, 1746, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Thomas Crook. 
Children : 

18. i. Jacob, 6 b. May 8, 1747. 

ii. Deborah, b. Jan. 30, 1749; d. Feb. 8, 1814. 

iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 15, 1750-1. 

iv. Timothy. 

19. v. Abijah. 
vi. Clother. 
vii. Gorden. 

viii. Naomi, b. 1763; cl. Sept. 29, 1825; m. 1782, her second cousin (23.) 
Christopher 6 Bailey. 

13. Gideon 4 Bailey (Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and 

married . 

Children : 

i. Martha, 6 b. Apr. 14, 1746. 

ii. Susanna, b. Sept. 25, 1749. 

20. iii. Gideon, b. Nov. 17, 1751. 

21. iv. Reuben, b. Feb. 24, 1754. 
v. Louden, b. Sept. 20, 1756. 

vi. Jeremiah, b. Oct. 9, 1758; m. , and had: Moses Freeman? b. 

Nov. 7, 1782, and Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1784. 
vii. Jesse, b. Dec. 3, 1761. 
viii. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1763. 
ix. Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1766. 

14. Stephen 4 Bailey (Ephraim* John 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and 

there married, Dec. 14, 1749, Eunice . 

Children : 

i. Prudence, 6 b. June 22, 1756. 

ii. Stephen, b. Feb. 13, 1760. 

iii. Errie, b. May 14, 1702. 

iv. Zilpah, b. June 5, 1764. 

v. Margery, b. Nov. 22, 1766. 

22. vi. Edward, b. Dec. 12, 1768. 
vii. Rhoda, b. Oct., 1770. 
viii. Sabra, b. Sept. 30, 1775. 

And four others who cl. unnamed. 

15. William 4 Bailey {Ephraim? John 2 John 1 ) married Betsey Horton. 

Child : 

23. i. Christopher, 6 b. Mar., 1756. 

16. Oliver 4 Bailey (Ephraim, 2 John 2 John 1 ) lived at Haddam, and 

there married, May 14, 1761, Hannah Scovill. 
Children : 

i. Oliver, 6 b. Mar. 22, 1762. 

ii. Keturah, b. Oct. 4, 1763. 

iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 11, 1765. 

iv. Martha, b. May 5, 1767. 

v. Hannah, b. Mar. 27, 1769. 

vi. Fhebe, b. June 16, 1771. 

vii. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1773. 

viii. Scovil, b. Sept. 24, 1775. 

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ix. Timothy, b. Nov. 24, 1777. 

x. David, b. Oct. 20, 1779. 

xi. Ezra, b. Aug. 10, 1781. 

xii. Prudence, b. Oct. 17, 1784. 

17. Phineas 5 Bailey (John, 4 John, 8 John, 2 John 1 ) married, Apr. 25, 

1764, at Haddam, Susannah Brainard. 

Child : 
i. Phineas, 6 b. Mar. 4, 1765. 

18. Jacob 6 Bailey (Jacob, 4 Ephraim, 3 John, 2 John 1 ), born May 8, 1747, 

lived at Haddam. He was a sergeant in the Revolution, and killed 
in the attack on Stony Point, N. Y., July 15, 1779. He married 

— — — ^ 

Children : 

i. Jacob, 6 b. Mar. 19, 1775; d. June 14, 1813, at Haddam; m. May 7, 
1800, at West Springfield, Mass., Temperance Bates, who was b. 
1776, and d. June 9, 1824, aged 48, at Granville, Mass., where she 
m. (2) Sept. 28, 1815, Elijah Spelman, and had three dans. Chil- 
dren : George Edgar 1 ; Henri/ Brainard ; Leander, m. Mary Lewis, 
and has descendants at Westfield, Mass. ; Lovina ; Louisa ; Lucretia. 

ii. Meigs, m. , and has descendants in Newark, N. J., Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and elsewhere. 

19. Mijah 5 (probably Abijaii) Bailey (Jacob, 4 Ephraim, 8 John 2 John 1 ) 

married . # 

Children : 

i. Elias, 6 b. Aug. 16, 1786. 

ii. Linda, b. Dec. 19, 1790. 

iii. Comfort, b. Aug-. 16, 1792. 

iv. Halsey, b. Mar. 5, 1795. 

v. Lucretia, b. Mar. 6, 1797. 

vi. Roxina, b. Apr. 9, 1799. 

vii. Cyrus, b. Mar. 29, 1801. 

20. Gideon 5 Bailey ( Gideon, 4 Ephraim 8 John, 2 John 1 ) married, Sept. 6, 

1773, at Haddam, Lydia Spencer. 
Children : 

i. Gideon, 6 b. Dec. 10, 1773. 

ii. Daniel, b. May 20, 1775. 

iii. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1777. 

iv. Russel, b. Nov. 29, 1779. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1782. 

vi. Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1783. 

vii. Lydia Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1784. 

viii. Jereme, b. Sept. 20 or 23, 1787. 

ix. Lyman, b. Mar. 24, 1789. 

x. Lydia, b. Nov. 5, 1792. 

xi. Rufus, b. Oct. 24, 1794. 

xii. Alvin, b. Dec. 3, 1796. 

xiii. Polly, b. Feb. 3, 1802. 

21. Reuben 5 Bailey ( Gideon 4 Ephraim, 8 John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Had- 

dam, and married — . 

Children : 

i. Lewis, 6 b. Sept. 12, 1780. 

ii. Rodney, b. May 21, 1782. 

iii. Samantha, b. Nov. 18, 1784. 

iv. Zabria, b. Nov. 20, 1786. 

v. Eliakim. 

vi. Enes, b. Oct. 6, 1801. 

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22. Edward 6 Bailey {Stephen* Ephraim* John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Had- 

dam, and married . 

Children : 

i. Sklden, 6 b. Dec. 31, 1795. 

ii. Chauncy, b. Jan. 31, 1797. 

iii. Eliphalet, b. Apr. 30, 1799. 

iv. Harriet, b. Dec. 7, 1802. 

v. Edward, b. Apr. 13, 1805. 

23. Christopher 5 Bailey ( William* Ephraim* John 2 John 1 ), born in 

Mar., 1756, died Apr. 18, 1840, aged 84, at Haddam. He mar- 
ried, Nov. 26, 1782, his second cousin, Naomi, 5 daughter of (12.) 
Jacob 4 Bailey, who died Sept. 29, 1825, aged 62. 
Children : 

i. Thomas, 6 b. Feb. 19, 1782 ; perhaps lived at West Springfield, Mass., 


ii. Phebe, b. Nov. 15, 1783. 

iii. Fanny, b. Jan. 3, 1786. 

iv. Sovia, b. Apr. 19, 1788. 

v. Benjamin, b. May 20, 1791. 

vi. Christopher, b. Dec. 17, 1797. 


Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. 

The Committee on English Research of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society has had extensive gleaning done in the 
Probate Courts at Peterborough, England, in an endeavor to find 
references by testators to kinsfolk in America. The various courts 
at Peterborough cover the counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, and 
Rutland, and parts of Bedford, Hertford, Northampton, and Suffolk. 

Beginning about the year 1640, the calendars of the following 
courts at Peterborough have been examined, viz. : The Archdea- 
conry of Ely (co. Cambridge), 1639-1661 ; the Consistory of Ely, 
1643-1650; the Consistory of Peterborough, 1640-1664; the 
Archdeaconry of Northampton, 1639-1646; and the Archdeaconry 
of Huntingdon, 1643-1645. From the calendars of these courts, 
covering the above years, a list was made of all testators bearing 
any family name to be found in New England before the year 1700 ; 
and this list, giving the names and residences of over one thousand 
testators, the date of execution or probate of the will, and the 
number of the register and folio where the will is enrolled, is now 
in the library of the Society. 

The wills, in the list, are divided among the various courts as 
follows : Archdeaconry of Ely, 232 ; Consistory of Ely, 266 ; 
Consistory of Peterborough, 404; Archdeaconry of Northampton, 
28; Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, 75. All these wills have been 
read, and abstracts are herewith given of those in which there were 

1907.] Ge7iealogical Research in England. 65 

any references to persons away from home or whose whereabouts 
were apparently unknown. 

Will of Francis Adams the elder, of Swavesey, co. Cambridge, hus- 
bandman, dated 14 February, 1G45-6. Joan my eldest daughter, now wife 
of Edward Collin. Francis Smith my grandchild, Joan Smith m^ grand- 
child (minor). Frances Adams my grandchild (minor), daughter of John 
Adams my son deceased. " I give and bequeath unto Edmund Adams my 
sonne, if ever he shall come to demand it, the sum of 5s." Alice Adams 
my grandchild (minor), daughter of said Edmund, household stuff; and 
Edward Collin my son in law and Joan his wife my eldest daughter, shall 
have the keeping of the said household stuff until the said Alice shall 
accomplish her age of one and twenty years, and shall then deliver the 
said goods to her or to her deputie. Children of my daughter Amey, wife 
of William Priesley. Children of my son Henry Adams of Wivelingham. 
William, John, Richard, Amey and Alice Priesley my grandchildren 
(minors). My younger son Francis Adams and his children. Residuary 
legatees and executors, Henry Adams my eldest son and Francis Adams 
my younger son. William Alcock who writ this will to be feoffee in trust 
to keep it for me. Witnesses : William Alcock scr., Richard Odell, Joan 
Alcocke. Proved 6 October, 1647, by the executors named. (Archdea- 
conry of Ely, Register No. 9, fol. 85.) 

Will of Isabell Sanderson, of St. Edwards Parish in the town of 
Cambridge, widow, late wife of Thomas Sanderson of Cambridge, deceased, 
dated 17 May, 1661. I give my freehold messuage wherein I dwell unto 
Anne Thurlow, wife of Peter Thurlow, and unto Thomas Perkins her son 
for the term of their lives, then to the heirs of the body of the said Thomas 
Perkins, they paying unto Edward Sanderson my brother in law (if he 
come to demand the same) £20 within two years after my decease. Isabella 
(blank) and Katherme Brooke widow. Miles Bucket the elder of London. 
Miles Buckett the younger (minor). Bartholomew Buckett (minor) another 
son of the said Miles the elder. Miles, John and Charles Dickenson and 
Isabella sister to said Ann Thurlow. Residuary legatees and executors : 
Ann Thurlow and Thomas Perkins her son. My friend Mr. John Bridge 
of Cambridge, gent, supervisor. Witnesses : John Bridge, Sarah Scoving- 
ton, Frances Shynn. Proved 2 October, 1661, by Ann Thurlow one of 
the executors, power being reserved to the other. (Archdeaconry of Ely, 
Register No. 9, fol. 171.) 

[There was an Edward Sanderson in Watertown, Mass., in 1645.] 

Will of Edward Greene of Great Wilbraham, co. Cambridge, " car- 
pinder," dated 21 October, 1648. To be buried in the parish churchyard 
of Great Wilbraham. Elizabeth my wife all the household stuff in the 
house where I now dwell. The bedstead which standeth at Francis Bur- 
gishes. My apparel which were my brother Roberts. Annes Saffone 
wife of John Saffone my eldest daughter 12d. to be paid upon demand. 
Margaret Greene my youngest daughter the little howse wherein I now 
dwelleth which I have^surrendered to the said Margaret and her heirs. I 
give and bequeath unto Willyam Greene my youngest son five shillings to 
be paid to him if he ever come to demand it. Poor of Great Wilbraham. 
Residuary legatee and executor : Robert Greene my eldest son. Witnesses : 
John Yorke, Thomas Theball. No Probate. (Consistory of Ely, Register 
Fair child, fol. 190.) 

[There was a William Green in Charlestown and Woburn as early as 1640.] 

66 Genealogical Research in England. [Jan. 

Will of Richard Bentley of Mepall, Isle of Ely, dated 6 March, 
1648-9. Son Richard Bentley 2s. 6d. to be paid when he shall demand it. 
Son Robert Bentley 2s. 6d. to be paid when lie shall demand it. Son 
Ceorge. Daughter Mary, wile of William Bonnum, 3s. 4d to be paid 
when shfeshall demand it. Daughter Emme, wife of John Aspland, 2s. 6d. 
to be paid when she shall demand it. Residuary legatee and executor : my 
son William Bentley. Witnesses: Aeven Wigmore, John (?) Phips. Proved 
24 May, 1649. (Consistory of Ely, Register Fairchild, fol. 207.) 

AVill of Ales Chegklet of Weldon Magna, co. Northampton, widow, 
dated 4 January, 1640-1. To be buried in the parish churchyard of 
AVeldon. First I give and bequeath unto mine only son Bartholomew 
Checkley the sume of fortie shillings if hee be alive and return from be- 
yond the seas. Elizabeth Checkley widow, of Weldon, and her two 
daughters Emm Tibbs and Ales Awdrey. All the rest of my goods I give 
unto inv son in law John Broimhton of Weldon, blacksmith, whom execu- 
tor. AVitnesses: John Broughton, Ales Broughton. Proved 1 February, 
1640-1, by the executor. (Consistory of Peterborough, Book G, fol. 272.) 

[The Checkleys of Boston came from Northamptonshire.] 

Will of Elizabeth Dudley of Barnwell All Saints, co. Northampton, 
widow, relict of Edward Dudley ancientlv of Clapham in the said county, 
Esqr., deceased, dated 12 December, 1642. Poor of Clapham, where I 
lived with my loving husband all his life tvme, after we were marryed 
together, but since his deathe have thence discontinued, £20 for the use of 
the said poor for ever. My son William Dudley a ring of 5 marks price. 
My daughter Becke a gold ringe of 5 marks price. Margaret, Elizabeth 
and Anne, daughters of my daughter Becke. Elizabeth, Alice, Anne and 
Frances, daughters of my son Edward Dudley deceased. My loving 
friends Thomas Dillingham of Barnwell St. Andrew and Abraham Hunt 
of Barnwell All Saints, clerks. Mary Lane wife of Charles Lane of 
Barnwell. Whereas there is £200 due to me upon bond by my son Wil- 
liam as executor to my son Edward, my will is that it should remain to 
the use of my son Gamaliel Dudley, now beyond sea, during the natural 
life of my said son Gamaliel, who shall receive from my son William such 
benefit as my son William shall judge meet to give him in that regard, 
towards the yerely maintenance of my said son Gamaliel. Dorothy and 
Charles Cervington (Servington) my grandchildren. My maids Sarah, 
Anne and Jane. The rest of my goods I give unto my loving son Au- 
gustine Dudley, whom sole executor. AVitnesses : Thomas Dillingham, 
Michael Floods. Proved in Prerogative Court (no date). (Consistory of 
Peterborough, Book K, fol. 58.) 

[The above Gamaliel Dudley was baptized Apr. 29, 1610. See "History of 
the Dudley Family," page 39.] 

Will of Richard Sewill, dated 29 May 1050. My wife Mary one 
half yard of copyhold land during the term of her natural life or widow- 
hood. I do iiive unto my son Robert Sewill if that he do com horn before 
the 30 day of Marche next 1651, one half yard land of copyhold after his 
mother's decess ; and if he be dead and com not within that tyme then unto 
my son Henry Sewill if he do com before that tyme, and if he com not 
then unto my daughter Anis Sewill, and if Robert and Henry shall com 
after that then they shall have the half yard land betwixt them. Daughter 
Mary. Daughter Grace and her three children. Son Thomas oOs. a year 
for life out of my copyhold land. My son Thomas his daughter Mary. 

1907.] Genealogical Research in England. 67 

My brother Robert. My brother Peter. My sister Darytie. Poor of 
Preston. Son William. If Robert and Henry do com, my wife shall pay 
unto them after their return xli. apece. Daughters Mary and Anis 
(minors). Executrix : wife Mary. Overseers : son William Sewill, Thomas 
Andrewe, Henry Rudkin the elder. Witnesses: Tho. Andre we,* Henry 
Rudkine, William Sewill. Proved 28 June, 1652, by the executrix. 
(Consistory of Peterborough, Book G, fol. 358.) 

Will of Nicholas Ley of Newark, co. Northampton and parish of 
Peterborough, dated 25 November, 1656. To be buried in the Cathedral 
Churchyard of Peterborough. Wife Joan Ley £40. Nicholas Ley £20. 
Daughter Elizabeth Ley £40, I give unto my son Thomas Ley 20s. as 
soon as he shall come and demand it. Residuary legatee and executor : 
son Thomas Ley. (Signed) Nicholas Lee. Witnesses: William Sly, 
Thomas Johnson, Richard Gill. No Probate. (Consistory of Peterbor- 
ough, Book K, fol. 173.) 

Will of Randoll Cole of Northborough, co. Northampton, yeoman, 
dated 24 May, 1658. Daughter Ann Adyson £20, and if she hold not the 
Castle land then she shall hold the land in Maxey field. Her seven chil- 
dren, seven ewes and lambs. Daughter Sarah £10. Elizabeth Cole 
daughter of my son Randoll deceased £1U. Philip Cole daughter of my 
said son £10 at 24. Mary Cole daughter of my said son £10 at 24. 
William Cole son of William Cole my pease and barley at Glinton. Wil- 
liam Cole son of William Cole deceased my freehold land in Glinton field. 
Robert Cole son of my son Randal deceased my freehold house and land 
which I bought of Sarah Pavy in Northborough at his age of 24 ; be it 
always provided that if Randal Cole son of my son Randal Cole deceased 
come again, being elder brother to the aforesaid Robert Cole, then he shall 
have the said freehold. William Cole son of my son Randal Cole deceased 
£10 at 21. Son Robert Cole's three children. James Grimes son of 
Francis Grimes of Glinton. Poor of Northborough. Residuary legatee 
and executor: son Robert Cole. Witnesses: Robert Summer, Edm. Sum- 
mer, Andrew Gunton, Rich. Northand, Robert Cole. Codicil (undated) : 
Son Randal Cole's five children. William Cole my grandchild son of 
William Cole deceased. Mary Cole my grandchild daughter of Randal 
Cole, and Robert and William Cole her brothers. Mr. Summer our min- 
ister. Witnesses : Robert Cole, Robert Smith. No Probate. (Consistory 
of Peterborough, Book K, fol. 177.) 

Will of Edward Platt the elder, of Willdborston, co. Northampton, 
"slator," dated 17 January, 1660-61. Henry my eldest son and his five 
children. Edward my second son and four of his children, and John 
another of his sons. I give to Francis my third son £5 if he come within 
the space of ten years ; if he come no more, then to my grandchildren. 
Mary my eldest daughter and her two daughters, and Lucy which she hath 
in her keeping. Ann my youngest daughter and her three children. 
Edward and Thomas my two sons the limekiln equally for so long as I 
have it of Robert Smith, gent. My will is that if Francis my sonne after 
tenn years are expired come againe, he shall have one shilling. Witnesses : 
Tho. Hooe, Humphrey Templer, William Boseworth. Executor : Thomas 
Platt my younger son. Proved 7 May, 1661, by the executor. (Consis- 
tory of Peterborough, Book K, fol. 255.) 

68 Genealogical Research in England. [Jan. 

Will of Anne Cooke of Washingley, widow, dated Ash Wednesday, 
1640. I make my grandchildren Thomas Wallis and John Richardson 
son of Henry Richardson mine executors. Daughter Alice Richardson of 
Bugden and her children begotten by her late husband my son Myles. 
Emme Wallis my grandchild. William and Peter Wallis my grandchil- 
dren. My grandchildren Richard and Cicelye, their brother Henry, and 
their mother Elizabeth. Son in law William Luffenham. Son John and 
his children. I give unto my said son John Cooke if he be livinge fortie 
shillings more to be paid upon demand together with his said childrens 
stockes to their uses. Emme Wallis, Cicely Richardson, and Henry 
Richardson. Son in law Thomas Wallis. Residuary legatees : my execu- 
tors. Overseers : Thomas Chatteridge the elder and Thomas Wallis. 
Witnesses: Jo. Loftus, Elizabeth Key. Debts due from Nicholas Clarke 
of Denton and Thomas Chatteridge of (?) Lutton senior. Proved 11 
April, 1644, by the executors. (Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Register 
No. 23, fol. 16'.) 

Will of William Sharpe senior, of Ramsey, co. Huntingdon, yeoman, 
dated 24 May, 1644. Edward Sharpe £10. I give unto John Sharpe 
my silver bowle, seaven silver spoones, and two goulde ringes when he 
shall come into England att anie time within seaven yeares. James 
Sharpe six wethers and the rent of my close due from Robert Lee. 
Thomas Sharpe £11 at 21. Mark Sharpe £11 at 21, and if either die in 
his nonage I will that John Sharpe shall have the portion of the dead. 
William Phillipp son of John Phillipp, and Elizabeth and Jane his sisters. 
William Browne my kinsman. Jane Sharpe. Agnes Marshall. The poor. 
Residuary legatee and exeeutor : William Sharpe. Witnesses: Edmund 
Triplett, Edward Hendry e. Proved 1 June, 1644, by the executor. 
(Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Register No. 23, fol. 20.) 

Will nuncupative of Owen Steevens of Cumington, co. Huntingdon, 
who departed this life at Spaldwicke in the said county aboute the latter 
end of June or in the beginninge of July, 1645, and who aboute three 
weeks before his death did make his last will as follows : — I doe give all 
my goods and chattells whatsoever (except three pounds, which I give to 
John Steevens my brother yf he be alive and come to demand the same) 
unto Mary Steevens and E 1is abeth Steevens my two sisters equally for 
that they together with Mngtoni e Stevens my mother have been very kind 
and done much for mi >est ot Jnesses : Phillip Cranke, Margery Stevens. 
6 Nov., 1645, at the H6>^ e e ?omonly called the Checker in the town of 
Buckden, before John J$ Ijgon, LL.B., Surrogate, personally appeared 
Mary Stevens sister of said' Owen Stevens deceased, being of the age of 
19 years or thereabouts, and chose as her guardian John Nettles of Spald- 
wicke, co. Huntingdon, clerk, to whom administration was granted during 
the minority of said Mary Stevens. (Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Reg- 
ister No. 23, fol. 122.) 

[There were several emigrants named John Stevens early In New England.] 

The following extracts from the Domestic State Papers of the 
reign of Charles I., now preserved at the Public Record Office, 
London, England, give the locations in England, heretofore un- 
known, whence came several early colonists of New England. 

1907.] Genealogical Research in England, 69 

State Papers (Domestic Series), 1638, vol. cccc, Oct. 20, No. 67. Cer- 
tificate of Edward Duke, sheriff of Suffolk, of returns made to him of 
defaulters to the ship-money tax for 1637. Among the defaulters were 
the following : — 

Hundred of Wangford, Garret, a tanner, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Wangford, St. Michael's, Geo. Barrel 1, gone to New Eng- 

Hundred of Lothingland, Bradwell, William Ballard, gone to New 

Hundred of Blithing, Wrentham, Henry Chickren, gone to New Eng- 

Hundred of Blithing, Wrentham, the vicar, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Blithing, South Cove, William Bury, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Loes, Framlingham, Francis Baylie, gone to New England. 

[Of the above emigrants, Garret, tanner, is probably Henry 

Garrold, tanner, who bought a house in Boston, Mass., of James Hawkins, 
on Nov. 5, 1638 (Second Report, Boston Record Commissioners, page 37). 
George Barrell appears in Boston in 1638. Two William Ballards appear 
early in New England, one, born about 1603, settled in Lynn, and the 
other, born about 1617, first appears at Newbury, whence he removed to 
Andover. Henry Chickering was of Salem, Mass., in 1639, but settled in 
Dedham, Mass., the next year. The vicar of Wrentham was John Phillips, 
who was in Dedham, Mass., in 1638, but returned to England in 1641. 
William Bury and Francis Bayley are not found among the settlers of 
New England.] 

State Papers (Domestic Series), 1638-9, vol. ccccxii, Feb. 2, No. 10. 
A letter from Alexander Davyson, Mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne, co. 
Northumberland, to Secretary Windebank concerning arrest and exami- 
nation of Giles Bittleston, in regard to John Fenwick and Thomas Bittles- 
ton accused of treason, having subscribed to the Scotch covenant. The 
letter states that the house of Giles Bittleston was searched, and among 
his papers was a letter from Edward Hall to the prisoner, and also the 
following letter : 

" To Thos. Cheasman or Edward Wiushop, in New Town, New England. 
I entreat your kindness on behalf of my brother William, both in regard 
to spiritual and temporal directions, for times are so evil that we are in no 
certainty of getting away next spring ; we may fear we shall have to set 
our time, and bless God for those that he has plucked like firebrands from 
the burning. Love to all I write to, which is Thos. Cheasman [Chesholm], 
William Cutter, Edward Winshop, and Guy Bainbridge. 1st Sept., 1638." 

[This letter, presumably written by Giles Bittleston but not dispatched, 
evidently refers to William Bittleston who was in Cambridge, Mass., be- 
fore 1638 ; and all the individuals to whom love was sent were in Cam- 
bridge before 1638, and were evidently former friends of the writer at 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Thomas Bittleston, the Scotch covenanter, was prob- 
ably a brother of Giles and William, and very likely the same Thomas 
Bittleston who was in Cambridge, Mass., in 1638. Edward Hall of Cam- 
bridge, in 1638, was doubtless the writer of the other letter referred to 

[To be continued.] 


Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 



Communicated by Charles Henry Wight, Esq., of New York City. 

1. Thomas 1 Tarbell, the ancestor of all the early Tarbell families of 
New England, settled in Watertown as early as 1647, at which time he is 
mentioned on the town records as owning land. Mar, 30, 1663, he and 
wife, Mary, sold his house and land there, and removed to Groton, where 
she died Apr. 29, 1674, aged 54 years. The family retired from Groton 
to Charlestown at the destruction of the former town during King Philip's 
war, and there he married second, Aug. 15, 1676, Susanna, widow of 
John Lawrence, and died of the small pox, June 11, 1678. Administra- 
tion upon his estate was granted to his son, John, Aug. 17, 1678. The 
settlement of his estate, as contained in two papers in the Middlesex Co. 
Court Files, bearing dates of May 31, 1680, and Mar. 18, 1680-1, shows 
the following 

Children : 

2. i. Thomas. 2 

ii. Mary, d. Apr. 26, 1676; m. July 3, 1665, Jonathan Sawtell of 

iii. Sarah, aged 33 in Oct., 1681; m. before May 31, 1680, Cornelius 
Church of Groton and Charlestown. The Groton records state 

that he m. June 4, 1670, Mary , which may be an error for 

Sarah. She d. a widow, at Salem, 1715. In her will, dated July 
1, 1698, proved July 18, 1715, she bequeathed two-thirds of her 
lands at Groton to James Bennett, "my fisters Son", and the 
other one-third to Samuel Cutler, Jr., of Salem, a who married 
my Sisters daughter ". The latter was Sarah Sawtell. 

iv. Abigail, was living 1719; m. in Watertown, " laft of September", 
1672, Joshua Whitney of Watertown and Groton. 

3. v. John. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1656-7; d. July 25, 1681; m. Feb. 4, 1680-1, 

James Bennett of Charlestown. 
vii. William, b. Feb. 26, 1658-9; was living Apr. 5, 1681, but probably 

d. soon after, as no further trace of him has beeu found, 
viii. Martha, was unmarried Mar. 2, 1682-3, when she disposed of a 

part of her share in her father's estate. She was undoubtedly 

the Martha Tarbell who m. in Salem, May 18, 1685, Thomas 


2. Thomas 2 Tarbell ( Thomas 1 ) was, with his father, an original pro- 
prietor of Groton. He married there, June 30, 1666, Hannah or 
Anna, daughter of William 1 and Joanna Longley of Groton. After 
the destruction of that town during King Philip's war, he and his 
family removed to Charlestown, where they lived in the family of 
Samuel Leman, whose wife was a sister of Hannah. Oct. 28, 
1677, Anna, wife of Thomas Tarbell, Jr., was admitted to the 
church in Charlestown. Thomas died there of the small pox, Apr. 
27, 1678, and administration upon his estate was granted to his 
widow, Dec. 18, 1678. She did not long survive him, but diec" 
at Groton, Dec. 29, 1680, a month after the death of her father, 
William Longley. Her mother, Joanna Longley, and brother, 
William Longley, were appointed administrators of her estate, Apr. 
5, 1681, but no settlement of either estate has been found. 
Children, recorded at Groton : 

4. i. Thomas, 3 b. July 6, 1667. 

ii. Anna, b. June 10, 1670; d. Dec. 19, 1732; m. Nov. 9, 1687, John 

1907.] Descendants of 'Thomas Tarbell. 71 

Lawrence, of Lexington. She is named in the will of her grand- 
mother, .Joanna Crisp formerly Longley, who d. 1698. 

iii. William, b. Oct. 1, 1672; d. June, 1693, a " souldier at the East- 
ward " (Dan vers Church records). 

iv. Mary, b. Apr. 2, 1675. Perhaps tin; Mary Tarbell who m. in Salem, 
Dec. 7, 1705, James Smith, and who is mentioned in the will of 
John 2 Tarbell, but no relationship is expressed. 

3. John 2 Tarbell ( Thomas 1 ) was probably born at Watertown about 
1654, although there is no record of his birth. He married at 
Salem, Oct. 25, 1678, Mary Nurse, daughter of Francis and that 
unfortunate Rebecca Nurse who was hanged for witchcraft in 1692. 
They lived at Salem Village, now Dan vers, in which parish the 
Salem Witchcraft delusion first appeared. As a result of the per- 
secutions, John Tarbell and his wife and a few others, mostly rela- 
tives of the accused, withdrew from communion and attendance at 
the Salem Village church. This was the beginning of the remon- 
strance of the people against Rev. Samuel Parris as their minister, 
which resulted in his dismissal from that church in 1697. In this 
movement, John Tarbell bore a prominent part. 

Before his marriage, and while living in Charlestown, John en- 
listed as a soldier in King Philip's war. For his services his 
heirs, represented by his son Cornelius, received in 1728 a grant 
of land in Narragansett No. 3, now Amherst, X. H. John 2 was 
styled "Ensign." He died at Salem Village, Mar. 25, 1715, in 
his 62d year. His will, made two days before his death, names his 
wife Mary and all of his children, his three daughters being then 
unmarried; also he left a small sum to Marv, wife of James Smith. 
Her maiden name being Tarbell, she may have been his niece, daugh- 
ter of Thomas 2 Tarbell, although no relationship is expressed in the 
will. Mary, widow of John, lived to a good old age, ami died June 
28, 1749, in her 90th year. 

Children, recorded at Salem, and baptized at Salem Village : 

John, 3 b. Aug. 9, 1680; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690. 

Mary, b Apr. 8, 1688; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690; m. as his second wife, 
June 23, 1725, Abraham Goodale of Salem. 

Cornelius, b. Mar. 25, 1690; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690. 

Jonathan, b. Feb. 21, 1691; bapt. Oct. 30, 1692; d. unmarried, be- 
tween May 18, 1715, ami June 18, 1718. He gave one half of his 
estate to his mother, thence to revert to his brothers ami sisters, 
the other half to Elizabeth Mitchell, provided she remained un- 
v. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 22. 1693-4; cl. at Bedford, May 29, 1752; m. 

Feb. 1, (prob. 1721-2;, Obed Abbott of Bedford. 

vi. Sarah, b. Oct. 2, 1696 ; d. Apr. 12, 1767, at Bedford ; m. Feb. 7, 1715- 
16, Benjamin Hutchinson of Bedford. 

4. Thomas 8 Tarbell ( Thomas,' 1 Thomas 1 ) married at Groton, Dec. 1, 
1686, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Alice (Rushton) Woods, 
who was born Sept. 17, 1665. They lived at Groton, where he 
was town clerk, 1704-1705. Thomas was chosen Deacon of the 
church at Groton, Apr. 22, 1715, and died at Lexington, where his 
sister Anna was living, Oct. 8 of the same year, being buried in 
that town. His will, dated Sept. 26 before his death, names bis 
wife and all of his children, provision being made for his three 
children, John, Zachary and Sarah, in the event of their return 
from captivity. Elizabeth, his widow, died before Mar. 11, 1717— 
18, as shown by papers relating to the estate. 







72 Descendants of Thomas TarbelL [Jan. 

Children, born at Groton : 

7. i. Thomas, 4 b. Sept. 15, 1087. 

8. ii. William, b. Jane 10, 1689. 

.iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1G91 ; d. Dec. 23, 17G3; m. Joseph Willarcl 

of Lancaster. 
iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1693 ; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707 ; 

d. unmarried in Canada.* 
v. John, b. July 6, 1695 ; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707 ; 

m. in Canada and had Indian descendants.* 

9. vi. Samuel, b. Oct. 14, 1697. 

vii. Zachauiah, b. Jan. 25, 1699-1700; taken captive by the Indians, 
June 20, 1707; m. in Canada and had Indian descendants.* 

viii. Anna, b. May 28, 1702; d. Nov. 27, 1753; m. Mar. 8, 1721-2, Eleazer 
Green, Jr. 

ix. James, b. Feb. 13, 1704-5; was alive at his father's decease, but had 
cl. prior to May 16, 1729, when his brother, Eleazer Tarbell, sold 
with other property his interest in James's estate. 

10. x. Eleazer, b. Apr. 28, 1707. 

5. John 3 Tarbell (John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married at Salem, Aug. 21, 1705, 
Hannah, daughter of John Flint. He lived at Salem Village until 
about 1727, when he removed with his family to Billerica. On 
Sept. 6, 1754, John made his will, " Being in about the Seventy 
fifth year of my age," naming his wife Hannah, eldest son William, 
sons John, Thomas, David, Jonathan, daughters Anna Parker, 
Elizabeth Horsley and Mary Marshall. According to the Billerica 
town records, " M r John Tarbell Departed this Life February the 
5. 1757 : about 77 years & a half old ", and " Mr s Hannah Tarbell 
wid° of M r John Tarbell Departed this life Dec r 14. 1779. Aged 
94 years and eight months." 
Children, recorded at Salem : 

11. i. William, 4 b. Sept. 3, ;f bapt. at Salem Village church, Oct. 5, 


12. ii. John, b. July 28, .f 

iii. Thomas, b. Aug. 5, ;f bapt. Salem Village, Oct. 12, 1712; was 

living at Billerica, 1733, but was not there in 1755, according to 
tax lists. He was alive when his father made his will in 1754, but 
no further trace of him has been found. 

iv. Hannah, stillborn, June 19, 1714. 

v. Anna, b. Apr. 20, ;t bapt. at South Danvers church, July 17, 

1717: m. (1) Samuel Parker of Billerica, who d. Nov. 21, 1752; 
m. (2) July 14, 1757, Nathan Crosby. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, ;t bapt. at. South Danvers, Oct. 4, 1719; 

d. Mar. 31, 1779; m. (1) in Billerica, Feb. 1, 1749-50, John Horsly, 
who d. Jan. 2, 1754; in. (2) Dec. 10, 1754, Samuel Baldwin. 

vii. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 17 — ;f bapt. at Lynnfteld church, May, 1722; d. 
July 7, 1770; m. Thomas Marshall of Billerica. 

13. viii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 1726; bapt. at Lvnutield, Sept. 25, 1726. 

14. ix. David, b. Sept. 15, 1726; bapt. at Lynniield, Sept. 25, 1726. 

6. Cornelius 3 Tarbell (John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married at Salem, Mar. 5, 
1712-13, Mary Sharp. Her father's name was probably Robert 
Sharp, and her mother was Mary, daughter of Lieut. William French 
of Billerica. As the heir of his father, lie received a grant of 
land in Souhegan AVest, now Amherst, N. H., and apparently lived 
there some years, for his name is found there in connection with 
town affairs during the years 17o5, '08, '41, '44, and '47. While 


A interesting account of these children and their life in Canada may be found in 

Groton Historical Scries, vol. 3, pp. 128-134. 

Record missing. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 73 

there, he appears as " Deacon." He returned to Mass. before 1750, 
and died at Danvers, Aug. 2, 17G5. No will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Salem : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Aug. 31, 1718 ; d. at Amherst, N. H., Sept.. 1809, aged 91 ; 
m. at Salem, Jan. 6, 1717-8, Samuel Stewart of Souhegan West, 
now Amherst, N. II. 

15. ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. .14, 1719-20. 

16. iii. Cornelius, b. Mar. 29, 1721-2. 

iv. David, b. Dec. 6, 1723. Administration upon the estate of David 
Tarbell, late of Salem, now Danvers, was granted to his father, 
Dea. Cornelius Tarbell, June 7, 1754. No further probate record, 
and no record of any family at Salem or Danvers has been found. 

v. Mary, b. May 31, 1726; d. May, 1730. 

17. vi. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 15, 1728-9. 
vii. William, b. Jan. 24, 1730. 
viii. Mary, b. Apr. 20, 1733. 

ix. Ruth, b. Mar. 27, 1739. 

7. Thomas 4 Tarbell (Thomas* Thomas? Thomas 1 ) married in his na- 
tive town, Jan. 1, 1716-17, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abi- 
gail (Lakin) Parker, Vvho was born Aug. 22, 1696, and who was 
living at the death of her husband. They lived at Groton, where 
Thomas was town clerk, 1731-1733, 1745—1 7 ~>6. He was also a 
Captain. He died at Groton, May 30, 1757, leaving a will, dated 
the 4th of May before his death, wherein he named his wife Abigail, 
eldest son Thomas, sons Jonathan and David, and daughters Abi- 
gail Fairbank, Sarah Farnsworth and Esther Tarbell. 
Children,* born at Groton : 

18. i. Thomas, 5 b. Feb. 2, 1719. 

ii. Abigail, b. June 6, 1722; d. Apr. 12, 1798; m. as his second wife, 

Oct. 4, 1749, Joseph Fairbank of Harvard, 
iii. Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1726; m. Dec. 14, 17+9, Oliver Farnsworth. 

19. iv. Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1727-8. 

v. Eunice, b. Mar. 7, 1730-1; d. Nov. 10, 1751. 

20. vi. David, b. Aug. 21, 1732. 

vii. Emma, b. June 16, 1734; d. Nov. 3, 1751. 
viii. Solomon, b. Mar. 11, 1736-7; d. y. 

ix. Esther, b. May 4, 1738; m. Mar. 11, 1760, John Houghton of 

8. William 4 Tarbell (Thomas? TJiomas? Thomas 1 ), of Groton, 
married before Nov. 11, 1716, at which time they owned the cove- 
nant, Mary, born Jan. 5, 1696, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
(Prescott) Farnsworth, and sister of the wife of Samuel 4 Tarbell, 
William's brother. William was a Lieutenant. He died Dec. 26, 
1757, and she died Feb. 29, 1784, each leaving a will. 
Children, born at Groton : 

i. Sarah, 3 bapt. Aug. 18, 1717; d. young. 

21. ii. William, b. June 26, 1719. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1721; m. Oct. 6, 1741, Daniel Shed. 

22. iv. John, b. Aug. 19, 1723. 

* Butler's History of Groton and Bond's History of Watertown assign to this 
Thomas a first wife Hannah, and three children, viz. : Hannah, b. July 1, 1702 ; Rachel, 
b. Dec. 8, 1704; and Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1707. At the time of these births, there were 
but two Thomas Tarbells living at Groton : Thomas 4 above, and his father, Thomas. 3 
No mention is made of these children in the wills of either Thomas. If the above 
family belongs to Thomas, 4 he would have been less than 15 years of age at the bii*th 
of the first child, the wife Hannah must have died before 1717, while there is no fur- 
ther record of the children. 

74 Descendants of Thomas Turbell. [Jan. 

23. v. Jambs, b. Oct. 11, 1725. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1728; was living when her father in his will, 
1754, calls her "mypoore Dater Elifebath Tarbell who is in a 
grate mefuer bereft of her Reffoo ". She is not named in the will 
of her mother, 1772, and evident I v had d. before that time. 

vii. Alice, I). Mar. 4, 1729-30; d. Nov.~29, 1781; m. Oct. 18, 1749, Ben- 
jamin Bancroft, Jr. 

viii. Susanna, b. Mar. 18, 1731-2; m. Apr. 10, 1755, John Stevens of 

ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1733-4; m. Jan. 10, 1759, Solomon Stevens of 

24. x. Benjamin, b. Sept. 30, 1736. 

25. xi. Oliver, b. July 11, 1739. 

9. Samuel 4 Tarbell (Thomas? Thomas? Thomas 1 ) married, Dec. 29, 
1725, Lydia, born Sept. 20, 1706, sister of his brother William's 
wife, and daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Prescott) Farnsworth. 
Samuel was a Captain. He passed his life in Groton, and, accord- 
ing to his gravestone, "departed this Life May, 23 d : at 3 a clock 
after noon 1770 Aged 78 Years 4 months and 14 days". His 
widow, Lydia, died Nov. 11, 1778. Her will, dated Dec. 26, 1777, 
mentions her son Samuel, grandson William Farwell, the children 
of her daughters, Sybil Moors and Martha Phelps, both deceased, 
and her four daughters, Anna Edes, Deborah Pierce, Sarah Boyn- 
ton and Mary Reed. 

Children, born at Groton : 

i. Lydia, 5 b. Oct. 9, 1727; cl. before 1761; m. Dec. 6, 1749, Henry 

ii. Anna, b. Nov. 12, 1729; d. Mar. 10, 1805; m. (1) Sept. 4, 1751, 

Moses Haskell of Harvard; m. (2) Nov. 26, 1761, Peter Ecles of 

iii. Sybil, b. Jan. 16, 1732-3; cl. June 18, 1763; m. Apr. 10, 1754, Jona- 
than Moors of Shirley. She left three children, Jonathan, Joseph, 

and Sybil. 
iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 18, 1734; m. at Harvard, Jan. 17, 1757, George 

Pierce of Lincoln. 
v. Martha, b. Oct. 2, 1736; m. at Leominster, Apr. 6, 1757, Edward 

Phelps; d. before 1777, leaving three children, viz. : Peter, Levi, 

and Edward. 
vi. Sarah, b. May 15, 1740; d. Aug., 17, 1787; ra. Oct. 7, 1762, Lieut. 

Joseph Boynton of Westford and Pepperell. 
vii. Mary, b. July 25, 1742; m. Dec. 3, 1765, Samuel Reed, Jr,, of Lu- 


26. viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1746. 
ix. Eunice, b. July 6, 1753; d. before 1777. 

10. Eleazer 4 Tarbell (Thomas? Thomas? Thomas 1 ) married, Dec. 20, 
1727, Elizabeth, probably daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bowers, 
born at Groton, Sept. 2, 1710. About 1740 they removed froi 
Groton to Lunenburg, where Eleazer died in 1756. The division oi 
his estate was made Apr. 15, 1758, between his widow and the 
children named below, with the exception of Jonas, who, according 
to papers relating to the estate, survived his father, but must hav( 
died very soon after. 

Children, the first four born at Groton, and the last two at Lu- 
nenburg : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 13, 172!); m. Dec. 3, 1745, Jonathan Hartwcll. 

27. ii. ZACHARIAH, 1). Dec. 27, 1730. 
iii. Eleazer, b. Aug. 26, L785; was living when Ins father's estate was 

divided, Apr. 15, 1758, but had d. before Nov. 3 of that year, 

1907.] Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. 75 

when the inventory of his own estate was taken. He was a soldier 

in the French and Indian war, and d. unmarried, 
iv. Jonas, b. Mar , 1738; was killed in the French and Indian war, on 

the expedition against Crown Point in the summer of 1756. He 

was unmarried. * 

v. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1741 ; m. at Leominster, Oct. 20, 17G3, Jonathan 

28. ri. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1744. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Elizabeth Frknch, of New York City. 

Elisabeth Releck of Roger Alger died 6 July 1729, in 66 th year. 

Nancy S. wife of John Beckvvith died of a consumption 29 Oct., 1818 in 

25 th year 
Charles P. son of John and Phebe Beckwith died 2 May 1827 aged 5 

months 17 days 
Aarab U. daughter of John and Phebe Beckwith died 3 Nov., 1828 aged 

4 months 4 days. 
Col. *YVatrous Beckwith died 31 July 1822 aged 62 years 6 months 
Mary wife of Mr. Watrus Beckwith died 3 April 1783 in 20 th year 
Ruth wife of Col. Watrous Beckwith died 3 May 1845 aged 86 years 
Watrous Beckwith Jr son of Major Watrous and Mrs Ruth Beckwith 

was drowned 28 Apr., 1801 in 5 th year 
Leu* Abraham Brownson died 27 June 1719 aged 72 years, 
Mrs Annah Brownson [his wife, and daughter of Matthew and Anna 

(Walcott) Griswold J died 13 Apr. 1721 
Jeremiah Brown died 28 Dec, 1812 in 85 th year 
Lydia his wife died 18 Dec 1812 in 82d year. 
Hannah, wife of Richard Chadwick and formerly wife of Enoch Lay died 

28 Nov. 1K40, aged 73. 
Christopher H. Champlin for many years Commander on the London Line 

of Packet Ships born 22 Aug. 1797 died 22 Nov 1844. 
Silas Champlin born 17 Mar 1758 d 4 Dec, 1843 in 86th year 
Elizabeth his wife died 1 July 1826 aged 67 years 
Elijah Clark died 14 June 1732 in 8 th year 
Elizabeth Clark died 25 Nov 1730 in 3d year 
John Clark died in March 1719 in 82d year 
Nath 11 Clark ye 3 rd died 26 Oct 1732 in 3 rd year 
Phebe ye wife of Nath 11 Clark Jr died 3 May 1735 in 35th year 
"Wiliam Clark died 22 Apr., 1705 aged 2 years 22 months 
Hepzibah wife of James Darrow died 5 June 1807 in 41st year. 
David Deming died 30 May 1781 in 72d year. 
Jonathan son of ye Rev. David and Mercy Deming died 6 Mar. 1738, 

aged 19 years. 
Martha J. Havens died 11 Mar., 1847 aged 45 years 
James Haynes died 5 June 1830 aged 59 

Mary, wife of James Haynes Jr. died 10 Jan 1837 aged 27 years 
Armelea, daughter of Benjamin Hide and Abigail his wife died 6 Jan 

1742 aged 1 year 1 month 5 days 
vol. lxi. 6 


76 Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. [Jan. 

Jane wife of Joseph King died 20 Jan 1813 in 53d year. 
[Capt] Ezra In graham died 3 Dec. 1829 aged 70 years 
Betsey wife of Capt. Ezra Ingraham died 5 Mar. 1813 aged 51 
Ethelinda daughter of Ezra and Betsey Ingraham died 24 Apr. 1787 in 

3d year 
Martha daughter of Ezra and Betsey Ingraham died 24 Dec 1831 aged 

39 years 
Samuel son of Capt. Ezra and Mrs Betsey Ingraham died at sea off Cape 

May 14 June 1812 aged 22 years. 
Francis Ingraham died 26th Oct., 1780 in 31st year 
Samuel 3d son of Francis and Lucretia Ingraham died 15 Feb., 1781 in 

3d year. 
Samuel Ingraham died 5 June 1782 in 65th year 
Parnel his wife died 13 Mar., 1813 aged 87 years. 
Lydia daughter of Samuel and Parnel Ingraham died 6 Sept: 1756 aged 

2 years. 
Samuel Ingraham died 16 Oct 1833 in 86th year. 
Abigail his wife died 19 Oct 1833 in 81st year 
Jane wife of Joseph King died 20 Jan. 1813 in 53d year 
Jeremiah son of Jonathan and Hetty King died 16 Sept. 1820 aged 17 

Lucretia wife of Leander King died 3 Mar., 1841 aged 19. 
Christopher C Kingsbury son of Capt. and Mrs. J. B. Kingsbury born 19 

Dec. 1846 ; died 17 June 1847. 
Abner Lay died 28 Dec 1812 aged 38 years 
Bridgham Lay died 7 Oct. 1820 aged 82 years 
Edward Lay died 1 Mar 1758 in 90th year 
Mary his widow died 11 July 1761 in 83d year 
Edward Lay died 25 Aug. 1794 in 76th year. 
Elisha Lay died 30 Sept 1839 aged 92 years 
Mary his wife died 5 Aug 1807 in 54th year 

Elisha son of Elisha and Mary Lay died 1 June 1796 in 13th year 
Lucy daughter of Elisha and Mary Lay died 16 July 1807 in 14th year. 
Mary, daughter of Elisha and Mary Lay died Whitesboro, N. Y. 21 Aug. 

1825, aged 28 years 
Elizabeth Lay died 10 June 1704 aged 10 years 
Elizabeth daughter of John Lay died 16 Aug 1749 in 14th year. 
Miss Elizabeth Lay died 19 Oct. 1805 in 51st year. 
Enoch Lay died 4 Apr., 1818 aged 72 years [See Chadwick] 
Ezra Lay died 15 Apr 1822 in 59th year 
Lydia his wife died 1 Dec 1801 in 35th year 
De - - - Lay Da Ezra dia Lay feb - - th 1804 in 15th year 

Ezra son oi Ezra and Lydia Lay died 12 Oct. 1801 in 2d year 
Horrace son of Ezra and Lydia Lay died 22 oct 1801 in 9th year 
Francis T. Lay died 5 Apr., 1837 aged 42 years 
Hubbell Lay died 28 Mar. 1847 aged 77 years. 
John Lay died 13 Nov 1696 aged 63 years 
Sarah [his wife] died 12 June 1702 aged 60 years 
John Lay Juner died 25 Jan 1711 in 57th year 
John Lay died 25 Nov 1723 aged 31 [See Marvin] 
John Lay died 14 Apr 1788 in 92d year 
Mary his wife died 11 Sept., 1803 in 89th year 

1907.] Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. 77 

. John Lay Esqr. died 3 Apr. 1792 in 78th year 
Hannah his wife died 3 Aug. 1784 in 64th year. 
John Lay died 8 Jan 1813 aged 75 years. 

" He was in and went through the Revolutionary War in many hard 
fought battels, under Washington & Layfaette, and was once taken pris- 
oner by the enemy." 

" Be it Remembered that I John Lay was a Soldier of the revolutionary 
War, served under Gen^ Washington & La Fayette, through many hard- 
ships, struggles & dangers in defence of my Country's rights, was dis- 
charged Oct 28th 1783 for the last 28 Years a pensioner. My Country 
has rewarded me for my services, I am free to acknowledge : Died June 
20 1846^89 Yr's 7 mon's " 

Rhoda his wife died 8 Nov 1819 ae 55 years 

Joseph Lay died 19 Aug 1797 aged 97 years 

Mercy his wife died 24 Sept 1795 aged 86 years 

Capt. Lee Lay died 13 Feb 1813 aged 68 years 

Lovisa his wife died 5 Feb 1813 aged 61 years. 

Willoughby L., son of of Lee and Louisa Lav born 26 Aug. 1790 and died 

20 Sept. 1790. 
Mrs. Lydia Lay died 19 Mar 1805 in 81st year 
Miss Mary Lay died 8 Aug 1843 aged 82 years 
Peter Lay died 12 May 1802 in 59th year 
Robert Lay die^ 3 Feb 1792 in 81st year 
William Lay died 5 May 1816 in 82d year 
Phebe his wife died 12 Oct 180f in 66th year. 
Abigail wife of Stephen Lee Esqr. died 19 Sept. 1742 in 43d year 
Lydia dau of Sephen (sic) Lee Esqr and Abigail his wife died 6 Mar 1742 

aged 1 year 10 months 14 days 
Silas son of Stephen Esqr. and Abigail his wife died 27 Apr 1741 aged 

1 year 7 days 
Joseph Lee died 10 Feb 1736 in 11th year 
Stephen Lee died 6 May 1756 aged 32 years 
Capt. Stephen Lee died 21 May 1783 in 28th year. 
Esther relict of John Robbins. She died the wife of John Mather 14 June 

1800 in 72 year. 
Joseph Marvin died 7 Apr. 1791 in 88th year 
Jane his "relict" died 21 Oct 1795 in 89th year 

Alpheus son of Joseph M and Jane Marvin died 25 Aug., 1740 aged 1 day 
William son of Joseph and Jane Marvin died 8 Feb., 1735/6 aged 5 weeks 
Sarah relict of John Lay. She died the wife of Dea. Reynold Marvin 5 

Apr. 1746 in 53d year 
Samuel Norton died 11 Oct 1842 aged 73 years A native of Albany, N.Y. 
Elisha Peck died at Kingston, Jamaica, 29 Jan. 1802 in 21st year 
Elisha Peck son of Charles and Augusta Peck died 11 June 1827 aged 

1 year 7 months 
Capt. John Peck died 27 Apr. 1785 in 69th year 

" A faithful Christian & fervant of the Publick who after having iuf- 

tained the Office of a Deacon for many years died Lamented " 

Catherine, relict of Dea. John Peck, died 11 Apr., 1810 in 95th year. 
Hephzibah daughter of John and Katherine Peck died 25 Sept. 1742 aged 

1 year 6 months. 
John Peck died 19 Feb 1836 in 88th year 
Rebecca wife of John Peck died 25 July 1818 in 64th year 

78 Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. [Jan. 

Mary wife of John Peck died 28 Sept 1830 aged 79 years 

Lebeus Peck died 31 July 1812 aged 76 years. 

Lydia his wife died 12 Nov 1839 aged 86 years 

Mehetable Peck daughter of Lebbeus and Lydia Peck died 13 Nov 1839 

aged 48 
Sarah Walton Peck, daughter of John and Mary S. Peck of New York 

born 23 Aug. 1828 died 11 May 1830 
John Robbins died 2 Mar., 1776 or 1776 [carved over] in 50th year [See 

Edward son of John and Easther Robbins died 3 Apr. 1776 in 23rd year 
Nathan Robbins died 15 Apr. 1801 in 74th year 
Phebe his wife died 21 Oct 1791 in 60th year 

Zenos sou of Nathan and Phebe Robbins died 15 Oct 1791 in 24th year 
Silas Robbins died 1 Nov., 1836 aged 79 years 
Hannah his wife died 1 Jan., 1840 aged 79 years 
Richard Sears died 12 May 1726 aged 54 years 
Mrs. Mary Sears died 20 May 1731 in 27th year 
Azariah Smith drowned 9 Mar 1799 in 22d year 
Francis Smith died 11 July 1739 in 83d year 
Joseph Smith died 29 Apr 1725 aged 25 years 
Josiah Smith died 21 May 1769 in 73d year 
Rhoda his wife died 18 Feb 1776 in 79th year 

Rufus son to Josiah and Ama Smith died 15 July 1770 aged 7 years 
Tinker son to Josiah and Ama Smith died 11 Oct 1783 aged 18 years 
William Smith died 18 Feb 1813 in 71st fear 
Mary his " relict " died 4 Sept 1836 aged 90 years 
Capt. William M. Smith died 29 Aug 1840 in 59th year. 
Brittania his wife died 8 Apr., 1823 aged 28 
Brittania daughter of William M. and Jane Smith. died 28 Feb 1841 aged 

10 years 
Catherine wife of Dan Tinker died 4 Aug 1832 aged 47 years 
Lucy wife of Amos Tinker died 9 Sept. 1757 in 59th year. 
Joshua Tucker died 2 Oct. 1730 aged 58. 
Elizabeth Wait died 26 May 1725 aged 11 years 
John Wait died 7 July 1730 aged 23. 
Joseph Wait died June 1713 aged 3 years 
Mrs. Mary Wait died 17 May 173 i in 54th year 

Mary daughter of Thomas and Mary Wait died 7 May 1743 in 24th year. 
Mary Wait died Aug. 1712 aged 2 years 
Phebe Wait died July 1726, aged 3 years 
Sarah Wait died 9 July 1718 aged 13 years 
Sarah daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Wait died 1 Nov. 1741 aged 3 

years, 9 months 
Thomas Wait died 27 June 1725 aged 48 years 

Abby wife of Samuel S. Warner died 26 Apr. 1823 aged 30 years 15 days. 
Gershon Watrus died 16 Dec, 1756 in 61st year. 
Gideon Watrous died 25 Jan. 1811 aged 90 years 
Tabitha his wife died 19 Aug. 1828 aged 80 years 
Isaac Watrus "Sener" died 7 Oct., 1713 aged 72 years 
Sarah his "relict" died 8 Dec 1725 aged 7 1 years 
Jabez Watrus died 6 May 1781 in 66th year. 
Jared Watrous died 8 July 1776 in 53d year 
Jared Watrous died 20 June 1850 aged 71 years 
Phebe his wife died 30 Oct 1724 aged 30 years 

1907.] Descendants of Peter Crary. 79 

Fanny M daughter of Jared and Phebe Watrous died 2 Sept. 1834 aged 

13 years 10 months 
Phebe C. daughter Jared and Phebe Watrous died 1 May, 1847 aged 24 

Phinehas Watrus died 24 Oct 1790 in 69 th year. 
Samuel Watrus died 6 May 1725 in 40 th year 
Frances, his "relict" died 1 Aug. 1769 in 79 tb year 



By Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 
[Concluded from vol. 60, page 354.] 

I have received from Judge Samuel O. Prentice, of Hartford, 
Conn., a descendant of Oliver 3 Crary (Robert, 3 Peter 1 ), the follow- 
ing additions and corrections to my recent genealogy of Peter 1 Crary 
and his descendants, in the Register. 

1. Peter 1 Crary married in Dec, 1677. His son ii. Peter 2 married 
and left descendants at Groton, Conn. (See A of this article.) His son 
v. William 2 probably died unmarried. 

2. v. Ann, daughter of John 2 Crary (Peter 1 ), born in 1723, died Sept. 
20, 1754. 

3. Robert 2 Crary (Peter 1 ) lived also at Voluntown, Conn. His wife's 
name was Elizabeth. Their daughter ix. Lucy, 8 born about 1738, died 
unmarried, Feb. 16, 1819. 

3. vii. Oliver 8 Crary {Robert,' 1 Peter 1 ), horn about 1731, died Aug. 
20, 1806, aged 75, at Preston, Conn., where he had moved from Westerly, 
R.I. He married first, Hopestill York ; married second, Nov. 8, 1770, 
Eunice, daughter of Capt. John Brewster of Preston ; and married third, 
Mar, 14, 1802, Mrs. Mary Gallup. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, 4 b. about 1756; m. in 1782, Lucy Bentley. 

ii. Christopher, b. June 24, 1759; m. Nov. 4, 1784, Polly Witter; lived 

at Becket, Mass., 1793-1798. 
iii. Lucy, b. Mar. 11, 1763; m. Amos Witter. 
iv. Oliver, b. July 29, 1771 ; m. Feb. 24, 1802, Desire Ayer. 
v. Elisha, b. Aug. 22, 1773; m. Apr. 10, 1800, Abigail Avery, 
vi. John (probably), b. Nov., 1775, who m. Deborah Prentice and lived at 

Suffield, Conn, 
vii. Sally, b. July 13, 1777 ; m. June 4, 1807, Robert Avery, 
viii. Dolly, b. Aug. 4, 1779 ; m. May 10, 1804, Amos Avery. 
ix. Nancy, b. Sept. 22, 1782; m. June 8, 1829, Robert Avery. 

4. John 8 Crary {John, 11 Peter 1 ) had the following additional children: 

iii. Mary, 4 bapt. June 22, 1755. 
iv. William, m. Annie Davis, 
v. James, bapt. July 13, 1763. 

5. Christopher 8 Crary (Robert* Peter 1 ) had only one child : i. Ezra. 4 

80 Descendants of Peter Crary. [Jan. 

6. William 8 Crary (Robert, 2 Peter 1 ), died Apr. 30, 1790, at Wal- 
lingford, Conn., or Vt., while residing with his son vi. William. 4 His 
daughter ii. Sarah 4 married Perce Spencer ; iii. Prudence 4 married James 
Wiley ; iv. Archibald 4 married Sally Robbins ; and his youngest child, 
vii. Elizabeth, 4 married Peabody Kinne. 

8. Benjamin 8 Crary (Robert 2 Peter 1 ) lived at Voluntown, Preston, 
and Plainfield, Conn. He married first, Apr. 16, 1762, Amey Stanton, 
and married second, Abigail , 

Children : 

i. Desire, 4 b. Mch. 4, 1763; m. at Plainfield, Sept. 27, 1786, Nathan 

ii. Chiustobel, b. Oct. 5, 1764; m. Green. 

14. iii. Aaron, b. Mar. 2, 1769: m. (1) in 1794, Harmony Averill. 
iv. Am ie, m. Withey. 

9. ii. Robert 4 Crary ( Capt. George, 8 Robert, 2 Peter 1 ) lived at Preston, 
Conn., and there married, Jan. 23, 1783, Margaret Kimball. 

Children : 

i. Aaron, 5 b. Dec. 16, 1783. 

ii. Sally, b. about 1784; d. Apr. 9, 1794. 

iii. Mary (Polly), b. Oct. 22, 1787; d. Apr. 26, 1802. 

iv. Gideon Ray, b. Mar. 16, 1793. 

v. Nabba, b. Sept. 18, 1796. 

vi. Eunice, b. July 21, 1802. 

9. iii. George 4 Crary (Capt. George, 3 Robert 2 Peter 1 ) married, Mar. 
19, 1781, Esther Brown, and had eleven children. 

10. Ezra 4 Crary ( Christopher, 3 Robert 2 Peter 1 ). His daughters vi. 
Cynthia married Moses Buck, and vii. Eunice married Randall R. Arnold. 

13. Robert Crary (Robert, 3 Robert, 2 Peter 1 ) did not marry second, 
Margaret Kimball. She married his cousin Robert 4 Crary (Capt. George, 8 
Robert, 2 Peter 1 ), born in 1759. 

The last six children credited to 13. Robert 4 should be given to the latter 
Robert, 4 born 1759. 

14. Aaron 4 Crary (Benjamin, 3 Robert, 2 Peter 1 ) died Oct. 23, 1830. He 
married second, Rachel, sister of first wife, Harmony Averill. His 
daughter i. Lucy 5 married David Kenyon ; his son v. Aaron Averill 5 mar- 
ried March 5, 1833, Eliza Williams Lee of Voluntown ; his son vii. Stephen 6 
married, Mar. 31, 1834, Esther Frances Place. 

15. Nathan 5 Crary (Ezra, 4 Christopher, 8 Robert, 2 Peter 1 ) died Mar. 
28, 1852, aged 90, at Pierrepont, N. Y. His wife Lydia was daughter of 
Oliver Arnold of Clarendon, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Ezra, 6 b. Dec. 30, 1784; m. Sabrina Hopkins. 

ii. Dolly, b. Mar. 7, 1787; m. Aaron Howard. 

iii. APPLETON, b. Sept. 23, 1789; m. Roby Hopkins. 

iv. Nathan, b. Aug. 28, 1791; m. Catharine Averill. 

v. Oren, b. Sept. 13, 1798; in. Laura Clark. 

vi. Lydia, b. Apr. 7, 1796; in. Warren Clark. 

vii. John, d. young. 

viii. Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1801; m. Ruby Clark. 

ix. Orange Smith, b. Mar. 15, 1803; m. Minerva San ford. 

x. BABRINA, b. Feb. 21, 180(1; in. Elijah Sniead. 

xi. John Wesley, b. June 10, 1808 ; m. Pamela Holmes. 

1907.] Descendants of Peter Grary. 81 

xii. Stephen A., b. Sept. 28, 1812; m. Juliette Reynolds, 
xiii. Julia, b. Aug. 6, 1814; m. Asa A. Goodenough. 

16. Elias 5 Crary (Ezra? Christopher? Robert? Peter 1 ) was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 
Children : 

i. Solomon, 8 b. Mar. 4, 1786; m. Philena Mitchell, 
ii. Mary, b. July 30, 1788 ; ra. John Fox. 

iii. Appleton, b. Aug. 23, 1790; ra. (1) Polly ; ra. (2) Ora Ann . 

iv. & v. Twin children, b. June 18, 1792. 

vi. Elias, b. Feb. 13, 1795; m. Nabby Walker. 

vii. Sally, b. Apr. 6, 1797; m. Watson Davis. 

viii. Nathan, b. Oct. 1, 1799. 

ix. Cynthia, b. Aug. 15, 1803 ; m. Thomas Ramsdell. 

x. David, b. Apr. 18, 1806; m. (1) Susan Harris; m. (2) Martha Tryon. 

xi. George, b. Oct. 9, 1808; m. Luriua Lane. 

A. Peter 2 Crary (Pete?* 1 ), baptized at Stonington, Conn., Apr. 30, 
1682, died after June 25, 1751, when he deeded land to his son Nathan. 
He married, Jan. 11, 1709-10, Ann Culver, and lived at Groton, Conn. 

Children : 

B. i. Peter, 3 b. Jan. 6, 1710-11, at Groton. 
ii. Thomas, b. Feb. 2, 1711-12. 

iii. Ann, b. Nov. 29, 1713; m. Daniel Woodward. 

iv. Lucy, b. Dec. 29, 1715. 

C. v. Nathan, b. Oct. 7, 1717. 
vi. Unis, b. Aug. 26, 1719. 

vii. Humphrey, b. Sept. 7, 1721 ; d. Nov. 14, 1748 ; m. Ann , who d. 

May 3, 1739. 
viii. Temperance, b. Nov. 2, 1723, bapt. Oct. 26, 1729. 
ix. Desire, bapt. Oct. 26, 1729. 

B. Peter 3 Crary (Peter, 9 Peter 1 ), who lived at Groton, Conn., married, 
Apr. 29, 1742, Dorothy Copp of Groton, who died Nov. 25, 17—. He 
moved to New York, probably after Apr, 13, 1760, when his son William 
was baptized. 

Children : 

i. Dorothy, 4 b. Mar. 19, 1744; unmarried. 

ii. Nathan, b. Mar. 26, 1746. 

iii. Peter, b. June 16, 1748. 

iv. Humphrey, b. Oct. 26, 1750. 

v. Hannah, b. Mar. 26, 1753 ; m. Joseph Copp. 

vi. Jonathan, b. June 16, 1755. 

vii. William, b. Dec. 6, 1759. 

C. Nathan 3 Crary (Peter, 2 Peter 1 ) died at Groton, Conn., Mar,. 24, 
1798, aged 81. He married first, Nov. 2, 1742, Dorothy Wheeler,' who 
died May 5, 1787 ; and married second, Ruth Searles. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas, 4 b. Oct. 1, 1744. 

ii. Nathan, b. Mar. 6, 1746. 

iii. Anna, b. Mar. 7, 1749 ; m. Jonathan Randall. 

D. iv. Isaac, b. July 17, 1751. 

v. Lucy, b. Apr., 1753; d. Aug. 24, 1754. 

vi. Eunice, b. Apr. 28, 1755; d. Jan. 18, 1764. 

vii. Prudence, b. Apr. 6, 1757; m. Edward Packer. 

viii. Dorothy, b. Mar. 26, 1759 ; m. Timothy Woodbridge. 

ix. Hannah, b. Nov. 1, 1761; m. Abner Brownell. 

82 A Sherburne Family Record, [Jan. 

Children by second wife : 

x. Capt. Jesse, b. Apr. 1, 1789; d. July 25, 1849, aged 60; a mariner; 

lived at Groton. 
xi. Sarah, b. May 25, 1793; m. Samuel Dayton. 

D. Isaac 4 Crary {Nathan* Peter,' 1 Peter 1 ) lived at Groton, Conn., 
and there married, Nov. 12, 1775, Mary Gallup. 
Children : 

i. Isaac, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1777. 

ii. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1779. 

iii. Joseph, b. Jan. 28, 1781. 

iv. Nathan, b. Feb. 11, 1784. 

v. Daniel, b. Jan. 23, 171)0. 

vi. William, b. June 22, 1792. 

vii. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1794. 


Communicated by Lewis W. Brewster, Esq., of Portsmouth, N. H. 

In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. i, page 247, under the 
name Brewster, there is mention of f a fabricat. fain, rec. whereby 
it is shown, that Wrestling B. was m. 1630 to>E. S. had s. John, 
b. 20 Jan. 1631, and daur. 3 May 1636, nam. Love Lucretia ! ! !," 
etc. Among the papers of my late father, Charles W. Brewster, 
editor of the Portsmouth Journal and author of " Rambles about 
Portsmouth," is one of which the following is a copy. It is doubt- 
less the one referred to by Savage, as fictitious, and may be of in- 
terest to readers of the Register. I venture to question whether 
Mr. Savage was correct in pronouncing this record a fabrication. 

An account of the birth marriage and death of my father and my mother 
and other relations : my husbands birth and mine, the time we were mar- 
ried and of the births of our children 

Wrestling Brewster and my cousin Emila Story daughter of Augustin 

Story married 1630 
John Brewster was born Jany 20 th 1631. He died aged 61 years 
Love Lucretia Brewster was born May 3 rd 1636 She died in 1674 in 

My father Henry Sherburne and my mother Rebekah (only daughter of 

Ambrose Gibbins) were married 13 th November 1637. 
My father Henry Sherburne died in 1680 of the time of his expiring we 

were not sensible 'twas so sudden 
My brother Samuel Sherburne was born in 1 638 August 4 th 
My mother Rebeckah Sherburne died June 3 d 1667 at about noon and 

was buried near 4 of her children 
My brother Samuel Sherburne was born in 1638 August 4 th . he and Eliza- 
beth was twin children 
John* Sherburne was born April 3 rd 1647 and was baptised in Newbury 

4 th October 1657. 
My sister Sarah Sherburne was born January 10 th 1651 and baptised in 

Hampton by Mr Cotton 

1907.] A Sherburne, Family Record, 83 

Rebekah Sherburne was born April 21 8t 1654 but was not baptized died 

June 29 th 1696 Aged 43 
Rachel Sherburne was born April 4 th 1656. was not baptised she died 

December 28 th 1656. 
My husband Richard Sloper was born November 1630 we were married 

October 21st 1658. 
Sister Martha Sherburn was born Dec r 4 th 1657. She died November 

11 th 1658. 
Grand mother Elizabeth Gibbons died May 14 th 1655. 
My Grand father Ambrose Gibbins died July 11 th 1656 
My sister P^lizabeth and Tobias Langdon were married June 10 tb 1656. 
Their son Onner Langdon was born April 30 th 1664. 
Tobias Langdon died July 27 th 1664. and was buried near by his children 
My sister Elizabeth Langdon and Tobias Lear were married April 11 th 

Their daughter Elizabeth was born Feb y 11 th 1669 

Ambrose Sherburne was born Aug 1 3 d 1649 and was baptised at Newbury 
Elizabeth Sherburne was born August 4 th 1638. and was baptised by Mr 

Mary Sherburne was born Novemb r 20 th 1640 and was baptised by Mr 

Henry Sherburne was born Jan y 11 th 1642 he went to sea in 1658 with 

Solomon Clark coming home July 10 th 1659 died at sea and was buried 

in the sea 
Ruth Sherburne was born Sunday June 5 th 1660 was married to Aaron 

Moses Jan 1. 1677 
Samuel Sherburne was married to Lovee Lucritia Brewster Decemb 1 " 15 th 

1658 [" 68," written in pencil.] 
Their Child W m Brewster Sherburne born Oct r 3 d 1669 
Our children are Bridget Sloper born Aug" 5" 1659 
John was born Jan y 13 being Sabbath 1661. 
Mary was born Thursday Feb y 11 th 1663 
Sarah was born Thursday July 26 th 1667 
Susanna was born Tuesday March 21 st 1669 
Elizabeth was born Friday June 26 th 1671 
Rebekah born Wednesday October 20" 1673 
Martha was born Monday December 26 th 1676 
Tabitha was born December 17 th 1679 
Richard and Henry born Thursday June 19 tb 1682 
Ambrose Sloper was born Jan y 20 th 1684 
John Brewster and Mary Knight daughter of Roger Knight were married 

July 6 th 1652. John Brewster died in 1692. 
John Knight and Bridget Sloper (our daughter) were married March 29 th 

Elizabeth Knight born Saturday July 8 th (1652) 1685 
Richard Sloper my husband died Oct. 16 th 1716 aged 85 
Mrs Mary Sloper wife of Richard and authoress of the above record died 

Sept. 22 d 1718. aged 78. 

{Endorsement) — "A coppey taken off a partshment that belonged to 
Mary Brewster 1718 wife of John Brewster in Portsmouth N. H." 

Mem — The mother of my grandfather, David Brewster, was Margaret 
Waterhouse — his grandmother was a Sloper before her marriage 

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84 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn, [Jan, 


Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Taloott, of Hartford, Conn. 

From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from Vol. 60, page 383.] 
Feb 1 ? 22 nd Asa, Son of Pelitiah & Molly Loveland was Baptized. 

Abigail, Daughter of Ruben & Mary Sparks was Baptized. 

Ruth, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Fox " " 

March 15 th David Elizur, Son of Elizur & Loise Hubbard " " 

Israel, Son of Israel & Sarah Holester " " 

Ap 1 12 th Easter, Daughter of Ezekiel Skinner & Wife " " 

Sarah, Daughter of Benjamin Chamberlain & Wife was Bap- 
Ap 1 19 th Giles, Son of Nathaniel Holester & Wife was Baptized. 

Ap 11 26 Pamelia, Daughter of Elisha & Penelope Holister " 

Marge t, Daughter of James & Hannah Wier " 
May 3 James, Son of James & Mary Eells 

May 17 th Thomas, Son of Thomas Holester, Jun r & Wife u 

Ruel, Son of Philip Covil & Wife " " 

Israel, Son of Israel Fox & Wife " " 

July 4 th John, Son of Thomas Brooks, Jun r & Wife was Baptized on 

her Account he being in the army. 
July 12 th Amos, Son of John Kenney & Wife was baptized. 

Nehemiah, Son of Nehemiah Holester & Wife was Baptized. 
July 11 th Jemimah, Daughter of Elisha & Jemimah Couch was baptized 
privately on her Account. — This Record should have been 
made above. 
July 19 th George, Son of George & Dolly Hollester 

Dolly, Daughter of George & Dolly Hollester 

Jonathan, Son of Samuel & Elizabeth Dealing 
Aug st 9 th Sarah, Daughter of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard 
Augs fc 16 th Jonathan, Son of Benjamin Strickland & Wife 

Selah, Son of Martin Woodruff & Wife 
Augs* 33 Marget, Daughter of Abner Holester & Wife 
Augs 1 30 Lydia, Daughter of Lemuel & Pease 

John, Son of Lemuel & Pease " 

Isaac, Son of Joseph & Simons " " 

Peter, Son of Peter & Anna Pease " u 

Elizabeth, Daughter of John & Elizebeth How " u 

Sep tr 6 th Abigail, Daughter of Doc tr Elizur Hale Jun r & Wife was Bap- 

Asa, Son of David & Hapsabeth Fox was baptized by the Rev d 
M r Buckley. 

Sep r 13 th Rhoda, Daughter of Timothy & Goslee was Baptized. 

Sept r 27 th William, Son of Samuel & Smith 

Daniel, Son of Joseph & Kenney 

Betty, Daughter of Hennery & Treat " 

Oct r 18 th Onnor, Daughter of Jeremiah & Sarah AVrite 
Nov r 15 th Lucy, Daughter of Jeremiah Ilurlburt & Wife 

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Nov r 23 Walter, Son of John & Dolly Wier was Baptized. 
Dec br 7 th Samuel, Son of Hennery & Easter Huxford was Baptized upon 
her account. 

Tenta (?) Daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Andrews was Bap- 

Jany 28 th Tabatha, Daughter of Experience Welding was Baptized pri- 
vately upon her grand Mother's Request. 
Feb y 7 th Charles, Son of Charles & Anna Andrews was Baptized. 

Feby 21 st Britte, Daughter of George & Dolly Holester u 

Hannah, Daughter of Levi & Lydia Brooks " 

March 14 th Archibel, Son of Jerusha Pease " 

Leonard, Son of Jerusha Pease " 

Rhoann, Daughter of Sarah Pease " 

March 21 8t Lorania, Daughter of Samuel & Elizebeth Noulding was Bap- 
Ap 11 25 th Ephraim Son of Reuben & Kinney was Baptized. 

Ananias, Son of Isaac & Tubbs 

Sarah, Daughter of Stephen & Sarah Fox 

Elisha, Son of David & Dickerson 

Wareham, Son of Peleg & Welden 

Ezekiel, Son of Lemuel & Tubbs 

Onnor, Daughter of Elizur & Loveland " 

Roxine, Daughter of Reuben & Risley " 

by the Rev d John Eells. 

David, Son of Jonathan & Holden " 

Jered, Son of Israel & Ruth Hills " 

Charles, Son of Ebenezer & Mary Fox 

Elijah, Son of Jeremiah & Strickland 

Elijah, Son of Elisha & Hills 

Enos, Son of Timothy & Morley 

Rebecca, Daughter of Benjamin & Chamberlain was 


Lorania, Daughter of Appleton & Holmes was Baptized. 

Jered, Son of James & Hannah Wier " " 

Jerusha, Daughter of Lemuel & Jones " 

Oct r 31 Betty, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife 

Dec br 5 th Jered, Son of Ichabod & Easter Holester 

Dec br 26 th Giles, Son of Simeon Strickland & Wife " " 


Feb 1 "? 7 th Esther, Daughter of David & Hapsabeth Fox 
Feb b 20 th Dudley, Son of Israel & Sarah Holester 
Feb ry 28 Abraham, Son of Isaac Fox and his Wife 

Clarissa, Daughter of Thomas Brooks Jun r & Lucy his Wife 
was Baptized. 
Ap 11 6 th Daniel, Son of Ezekiel & Skinner was Baptized pri- 
Gera (?) Son of Joseph Goodale, Jun r and his Wife was Bap- 
tized privately. 
Ap 11 16 th Isaac, Son of Isaac & Elizabeth Tryon was Baptized. 

Anna, Daughter of Aaron & Dolly Hubbard was Baptized. 
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Nabby, Daughter of Nehemiah & Nabby Holester was Baptized. 
Anna, Daughter of Elisha & Anna How " " 

Wealthy, Daughter of Noah & Content Fox " " 

May 6 th Fine, Daughter of Eleazur & Sarah Hubbard 

May 21 st Aaron, Son of Lazarus & House 

May 28 lh Daniel, Son of Daniel & Hills 

June 12 th Asa, Son of Isaac & Tubbs " 

June 26 th William, Son of Sarah Smethers " " 

July 9 th Isaac, Son of William & Joanna Heldreth 

Aug 8 6 th Mary Ann, Daughter of Ruben & Mary Sparks 

Aug st 14 th Elisha, Son of Peletiah & Mary Loveland 

Sept r 10 th Roger Lee, Son of Daniel & Loise Daniels 

Elizur, Son of Joseph & Ann Wares " 

Savile, Daughter of Thomas & Jemimah Holester 
Sarah, Daughter of Thomas and Hunt 

Sept r 17 th John, Son of John & Elizebeth How y 

Rhodea, Daughter of Benj n Andrus Jun r & Wife 
Demis, Daughter of Benjamin Skinner & Wife 

Sep tr 24 th Philip, Son of Philip & Mercy Covel 

Josiah, Son of Samuel Hills Jun r & Abigail Hills " 

Oct 1 " 1 st Onnor, Daughter of Aaron & Phebe Holester 
Milla, Daughter of Asaph & Mary Hills 
Onnor, Daughter of Israel & House 

Oct 1 " 8 Molly, Daughter of Henry & Easter Huxford 

on her Account by the Rev d John Eells. 

Oct r 15 th Joseph, Son of Elizur & Loise Hubbard " " 

Eunice, Daughter of Jeremiah & Sarah Write u " 

Oct r 22 George, Son of Joseph and Susannah Andrus " " 

Dec r 3 Lindal, Daughter of David & Rebeccah Andrus " " 

Dec br 16 th ' Henery, Son of Elizur Hale <*un r & Wife " " 

Elizur', Son of Isaac Hale, Jun r & Wife " " 

Dec br 31 Joshua, Son of Samuel and Elizebeth Dealing " " 


Feb ry 18 th Benjamin Tucker was baptized on his owning the Covenant. 
Henery Goodale was baptized on his owning the Covenant. 

Feb ry 22 Lorane, Daughter of Benjamin and Anna Andrus was bap- 
tized privately 

March 4 th Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was baptized. 

March 10 th George, Son of James Wright was Baptized privately. 

March 21 Mary and Sarah, Daughters of Simeon & Mary Strickland was 

March 25 Samuel, Son of Samuel & Elizebeth Noulding was Baptized. 

Ap 11 1 Ruth, Daughter of George & Dolly Holester " " 

Ap 11 8 William, Son of William House Jun r & Wife " " 

Ap 11 15 Polly, Daughter of Joseph and Tryon " " 

Samuel, Son of Joseph and Simons " " 

Ap 11 29 th Eunice, Wife of Frary Hale « " 

Frary, Son of Frary & Eunice Hale " " 

Rachel, Daughter of Nathaniel & Holester " " 

Stephen, Son of Stephen Strickland, Jun r & Rhoda Strickland 
was Baptized. 

May G th William, Son of William and Ruth Buck was Baptized, 
Charles, Son of Charles and Dorothy Treat " " 

1907.] Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. 87 

Dense, Daughter of Josiah and Mary Molester was Baptized. 
May 27 th Lemuel, Son of Lemuel & Lydia Pease " " 

Benjamin, Son of Richard and Elizabeth Skinner was Baptized 
by the Rev d John Eells. 

June 3 Abigail, Daughter of Samuel and Smith " " 

June 13 th John, Son of Stephen & Sarah Fox was baptized privately. 
June 24 th Israel, Son of Appelton and Holmes was Baptized. 

Leucrecia, Daughter of Lemuel & Jones was Baptized. 

July 1 st James M c Lean was Baptized. 

James, Son of James and Abigal M c Lean was Baptized. 

Anna, Daughter of Benjamin and Anna Tucker was Baptized. 
July 9 th Allen, Son of Jeremiah Hurlburt & Wife was Baptized. 

Elijah, Son of Isaac & Tubbs '• " 

Clarissa, Daughter of Ilezekiah Hubbard Jun r & Wife was 
July 20 th Onnor, Daughter of Amos & Mary Fox was Baptized. 
Augs 1 29 th Nancy, Daughter of Peter and Ann Pease was Baptized by 

the Rev d John Eells. 
Sep r 23 Ira (?) [Tre] (?), Son of Charles Andrews Jun r & Wife was 

Stephen, Son of Ruben & Jemima Kenney was Baptized. 

Lovelace (?), Daughter of Timothy Goslee and Wife Baptized. 

Freelove, Daughter of Martin & Freelove Woodruff 
Oct r 21 Lucina, Daughter of Ebenezer & Mary Fox was 

Delight, Daughter of Noah and Content Fox was 
Oct 1 ' 28 th Noah, Son of Ruben Risley and Wife " 

Dec br 2 Keturah, Daughter of Elizur Loveland & AVife " 

Onnor, Daughter of Kenney & Wife " 

Loice, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife 
Dec br 24 th Pline, Son of Pline Holester & Wife 

Elizur, Son of Pline Holester & Wife " " 


Feby 24 th Aaron, Son of Aaron & Dorothy Hubbard " 
March 3 Jinne, Daughter of Nehemiah & Elizabeth Wier " 
March 10 th Eli, Son of Israel and Sarah Holester " 

March 31 Rebeccah, Daughter of Lazarus and Rebeccah House 
Ap 11 25 Jehiel, Son of Aaron and Sarah Goof was 
May 4 th Rebeccah, Daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Holden 
May 11 th Abigail, Daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah Write 
May 18 th John, Son of Elisha and Rebeccah Hills was " 

Prudy, Daughter of John and Prudy Andrews " 

May 26 th Elijah, Son of David Dickerson and Wife was " 

Asa, Son of John and Doratha Wier " " 

June 6 th Eliezer, Son of James and Ann Kenney " " 

June 16 th Rebeccah, Daughter of Elisha and Anna How was 
June 29 th Benjamin, Son of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " 
July 6 th Kimberley, Son of Isaac and Elizebeth Try on " 
Aug 1 12 th Allen, Son of Nehemiah and Abigail Holester " 






Samuel, Son of Ichabod & Easter Holester " " 

Ruth, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth House " " 

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88 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [Jan. 

Aug fc 25 th Polly, Daughter of Philip & Mary Covel was Baptized. 
Sept 1 " 15 th John and Thomas, Sons of John and Bethiel Follon were Bap- 
tized on her Account. 

Michael, Son of John and Elizebeth How was Baptized. 

John, Son of Edward & Sarah Potter " " 

Sept 1 * 22 Onnor, Daughter of Ruben & Mary Sparks " " 

Oct r 6 th Ansel, Son of Abner & Cloe House " " 

Oct r 20 th Ansel, Son of Aaron & Phebe Holester was Baptized by the 

Rev d John Eells. 
Oct r 27 th Prudy, Daughter of Lemuel and Prudence Fox was Baptized. 
Novb r 3 d Walter, Son of Elizur and Hannah Hale " " 

Polly, Daughter of Levi & Lydia Brooks u " 

Nov r 4 th David, Son of David and Rebeccah Andrews " " 

Nov br 26 David, Son of Charles and Dorithy Treat " " 


Jan y 5 th Ely, Son of Amos and Mary Fox 
Jan y 19 tb Asael, Son of George & Dorathy Holester 
Jan y 26 th Nehemiah, Son of Nehemiah and Phebe Strickland " " 
Jesse, Son of Israel House and Wife " " 

Feby 2 Jered, Son of Asael Hills and Wife " " 

Feby 23 Chester, Son of Sam 11 Hills and Abigail his Wife " " 
March 12 Submit, Daughter of Samson & Sarah Negroes & Freeman(?) 

was Baptized privately. 
March 30 th Isaac, Son of Asa & Sarah Smith was Baptized. 
Ap 11 6th Aurora, Daughter of Samuel & Mary Gipson was Baptized. 
Ap u 27 th Nancy, Daughter of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard " " 
June 22 d John, Son of William & Ruth Buck " " 

Mable, Daughter of David & Hope Holester " " 
June 29 th Lorane (?), [Lovice] (?), Daughter of Samuel Webster & Wife 

was Baptized by Rev d M r Buckley. 
July 13 th Burriage and Calvin, Sons of Appleton Holmes and Wife were 
Jered, Son of Stephen & Rhoda Strickland was Baptized. 
Lovice, Daughter of Thomas & Jemima Holester was Baptized. 
Augs fc 31 Hosea, Son of Samuel Smith & Wife was Baptized by the 

Rev d John Eells. 
Sep br 7 th Hezekiah, Son of Widow Prudence Hubbard was Baptized. 

Deborah, Daughter of Richard & Elizebeth Skinner was 

Elijah, Son of Elijah & Mabel Andrus was Baptized. 
Onnor, Daughter of David & Onnor Nye " " 

Sep 1 * 14 th Ruth, Daughter of Elisha Andrus & Wife was Baptized. 
Sep r 21 st Thomas, Son of Lemuel Jones & Wife « " 

Oct r 13 th Miles, Son of Jeremiah Standish & Wife was baptized pri- 
Nov r 9 th Joel, Son 'of Levi Loveland and Wife was baptized. 
Dec br 28 Polly, Daughter of Petetiah & Mary Loveland baptized. 


Feb y 1 st Leonard Edwin, Son of Doc tr Elizur & Hannah Hale was 

Feb y 8 th Joseph, Son of John and Prudence Andrus was baptized. 

1903.] Hecords of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. 89 

Feb 7 22 Leonard, Son of Daniel and Ruth House was baptized. 

Mille, Daughter of Charles and Anna Andrus " " 
March 28 th Jerusha, Daughter of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was bap- 
Ashbel, Son of Benj n & Anna Tucker was baptized. 
Ap 1 2 d Loise, Daughter of William House, Jun r & Wife was Baptized 

Feb y 4 th Siphia [Sypha, Hollister Gen.], Daughter of Israel and Sarah 

Holester was Baptized 
Ap 11 18 tb Eunice, Daughter of Israel and Ruth Hills was Baptized. 
Ap 11 25 th Noah, Son of Jeremiah and Sarah Wright " " 

Luther, Son of Nehemiah & Elizebeth Wier " 
Josiah, Son of Josiah and Mary Holester " 
May 2 d Ira, Son of Abner and Cloe House 
May 9 th Senah, Daughter of Russel and Sarah Kenney was Baptized. 
May 23 d Seney [Asenath], Daughter of Nehemiah and Abigail Holester 

was Baptized. 
June 6 th Jemimah, Daughter of Daniel & Lois Daniels was Baptized 

on her Account. • 
June 22 Hagar . . . Negro . . . was Baptized. 

Phyles . . . Negro . . . " " 

August 1 Hannah, Daughter of Benjamin & Elizebeth Andrus was 

August 11 Elijah, Son of Sam 11 & Elizebeth Dealing was Baptized. 
Naomi, Daughter of Sam 11 & Eliz th Dealing " " 

These were baptized at his House. 
Sept r 5 Tirzah, Daughter of Isaac Fox and Wife was Baptized on her 
Cloe, Daughter of Jonathan and Cloe Treat Baptized. 
Sept 1 * 12 th Nancy, Daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Fox " 
Sep r 19 th Silvester, Son of Lazarus & Rebeccah House " 
Sep tr 26 th Noah, Son of Noah and Content Fox was " 

Delilah, Daughter of Joseph Simons & Wife " 
Eunice, Daughter of Frary Hale & Wife was " 
Electe, Daughter of Sam 11 & Experience Risley " 
Oct r 2 Abigail, Daughter of James and Abigail McLean was Baptized 

Oct r 9 th Anna, Daughter of James and Anna Kenney was Baptized. 
Oct r 16 tb Samuel, Son of John & Elizebeth How " " 

Polly, Daughter of Solomon & Lois Nye " " 

Oct r 30 th William, Son of Isaac and Rebecca Tryon " " 

Nelly, Daughter of Philip and Mary Covel " u 

Nov 1 " 21 Reumeh, Daughter of Lemuel and Prudence Fox was Baptized. 
Nov br 22 William, Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge " " 

Clarissa, Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge " " 

Philander, Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge " " 

These persons were Baptized At his House on account of 
Sickness in the Family. 
Decemb r 12 th Anna, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth Loveland was Baptized. 


Jan? 9 th Selah, Son of Israel House and Wife " " 

Jan? 23 d John Flavel, Son of Elizur and Loise Hubbard " " 

Ruth, Daughter of Jonathan [and] Chloe Treat " " 

90 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [Jan. 

Ap 11 19 th Grace, Daughter of Joseph Goodale, Jun r & Wife was Baptized, 

Eunice, Daughter of Samuel and Eunice Brooks u " 
May 29 tb Easter, Daughter of Henry and Easter Huxford " " 

on her account. 
June 5 th Sincey [Cynthia], Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife was 

June 26 th Mille, Daughter of Ichobad & Easter Holester was Baptized. 
July 31 st Eliphalet Covel, an Adult Person, " " 

Eliphalet, Son of Eliphalet Covel and wife " " 

Reuben, Son of Peletiah and Mary Loveland " " 

William, Son of Benjamin and Easter Chamberlain was Bap- 

Chester, Son of William and Ruth Buck was Baptized. 

Sept 1 " 4 th Lovice, Daughter of Stephen & Rhodea Strickland " " 

Sept r 1 1 th Elizebeth, Daughter of Jonathan Holden & Wife " " 

Sep r 25 th Oc^ava, Daughter of Samuel and Mary Gipson " " 

Oct r 18 th Elisha, Son of Ruben and Mary Sparks " " 

Onor, Daughter of Samuel & Elizebeth Noulding " " 

Daniel, Son of Eliphalet Covel and Wife " " 

Jeremiah, Son of Russel and Sarah Kenney " u 

Oct r 27 th David, Son of Ramsey and Wife " " 

Sarah, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth House " " 

Nov br 3 d Electe, Daughter of Israel and Sarah Holester " " 

Anne, Daughter of Elijah H. Goodrich and Anne his Wife was 

Mary, Daughter of William & Mary Hale 
1786. Isaac, Son of Jonathan and Cloe Treat 

Jan y 16 th Loice, Daughter of Daniel Daniels 
Jan y 27 tb Mansa, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Talcott 
Feb. 6 th Avery Goodale, an Adult Person 
Feb ry 26 Silvester, Son of Asa & Sarah Smith 
March 19 th Appleton, Son of Appleton Holmes & Wife " 

Ama, Daughter of Sam 11 & Elizabeth Noulding 
Ap 11 9 th Samuel, Son of Samuel & Abigail Hills 

Ezra, Son of Timothy and Meriba Lockwood 
Ap 11 16 th David, Son of David & Onor Nye 

Loise, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife " " 

May 7 th Allen, Son of Asa & Anna Goodrich was Baptized by M r 

Williams of Long Island. 
May 14 lh Roxy, Daughter of Ebenezer Goodale and Wife Baptized. 
June 11 th Sally and Lovice, Daughters of Asa and Easter Goslee were 

July 2 Cyrus, Son of James & Abigail M c Lean was Baptized. 

July 9 th James, Son of George & Flora Tryon 
July 29 th Joseph, Son of Hezekiah Wickham Jun r & Wife " 

Lovine, Daughter of Benj" & Anna Tucker 
Augs 1 13 th David, Son of Joseph Simons & Wife 

Chester, Son of Elijah and Mary Nye 

Sept 1- 2 Theate Pendel (?) Daughter of Joseph and Susanna Brooks 

Baptized privately. 

Sep 3 d Sara 1 1 and Mary, Daughters of Elizur Loveland and Wife was 


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1907.] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 91 



By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 3 October, 1906. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting, agreeaable to the By-laws, at half-past 
two o'clock this afternoon, in Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's building, 18 
Somerset street, the President, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D., in 
the chair. 

The minutes of the stated meeting in May were confirmed as records. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and the Council, 
severally, presented written reports, which were received, read, accepted, and 
ordered on tile. 

Four new members were elected. 

The Special Committee in memoriam Rev. George Moulton Adams, A.M., 
D.D., presented a report which was received, read, accepted, ordered on file, 
and a copy sent to Dr. Adams's family. 

Rev. William Copley WinsloVv, D.D., D.C.L., and Frank Eliot B radish, A.B., 
were appointed a committee to submit, at a future meeting, a resolution in per- 
petuam memoriam of Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter, D.D., deceased. 

The meeting then attended the reading of a paper on How Time was kept when 
we lived under a King, by John Albree, Esq., of Swampscott, illustrated by the 
exhibition of a clock of provincial days, and watches of different periods. It 
was exceedingly interesting, and was enjoyed by a good audience. The thanks 
of the Society were voted the essayist, and a copy of the paper requested for 
deposit in the archives. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

7 November. A stated meeting was held to-day, at the usual time and place, 
the President occupying the chair. 

After the confirmation of the records, the rules of order were suspended and 
a ballot ordered for the election of a Nominating Committee, agreeable to article 
3, chapter iv, of the By-laws. 

Messrs. Albert A. Folsom, William P. Greenlaw and Anson Titus were ap- 
pointed tellers to conduct the election. 

On resumption of the rules, Arthur Lord, A.M., President of the Pilgrim So- 
ciety at Plymouth, was introduced. Mr. Lord read a valuable paper on The 
Pilgrim Press at Leyden, and the first New England Library, which threw r new 
light upon the career of Elder Brewster. It was well received and applauded, 
a vote of thanks was tendered, and a copy requested for the Society's archives. 

The executive reports were then made and disposed of, as usual. 

Twenty-four new members were elected. 

The Committee in memoriam Rev. Dr. Edmund Farwell Slafter made report, 
which was accepted, ordered on tile, and to be spread upon the record of this 

The death of William Tracy Eustis was announced with expression of his 
personal value and importance as a member and benefactor of the Society, aud 
Capt. R. G. F. Candage, Charles S. Ensign, aud Rev. George M. Bodge were 
appointed a committee to prepare resolutions for the consideration of the So- 

The President, retiring, called Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., to the chair, 
who presided for the remainder of the session. 

The tellers announced the result of the ballot, when, on motion, it was 
Voted, That Edgar Cakes Achorn, of Newton, 
James Bourne Ayer, of Boston, 
Hosea Starr Ballou, of Brookline, 
George Walter Chamberlain, of Weymouth, and 
Mary Elvira Eliot, of Somerville, 
be declared elected the Nominating Committee for 1906. 

The chair proclaimed the election, and declared the meeting dissolved. 
vol lxi. 7 

92 J\ T otes and Queries. [Jan. 



The following record is copied from the original record book of the Second 
Congregational Church in Marshfield, Mass. : — 

299 : July y c 31 1757 Winslow 

y e Son of Joshua Bradford , 

& Hannah his wife was 

Baptisid — Said Hannah 
Bradford being a member 
of y Chh of Christ In Kingst 
-own but resident at a 
place Called Medunchook 

In y e Eastern parts 

y e minister there being 
Dead and y e people by y e 
enemy Drove Into garrison 
and she here upon a visit 
To se her Mother oldham 

This entry would seem to prove the correctness of Mr. Fessenden's record 
of the birth of a son Winslow in 1757, and to disprove the story of Hannah 
Bradford's death in 1756. (See Register, iv : 47, No. 28, 49, No. 68 and note, 
236, No. 171 and note ; The Genealogical Advertiser, ii : 7, note by G. C. Burgess, 
A Gazeteer of the State of Maine, Varney, 245; History of Farmin^ton, Me.; 
Butler, 395-6.) Edw. H. HVhorf. 

Boston, Mass. 

List of Emigrant Liverymen of London (see ante, vol. 60, page 399). — In 
the Public Record Office, amongst the Lay Subsidy Rolls, is an assessment for 
the poll tax of members of some of the Companies of London (unfortuately it 
is not complete). It is of the greatest importance to all interested in genea- 
logical research, both from the elate of it (1641) and the difficulty often involved 
in finding a man's guild, and tracing out his apprenticeship and parentage. For 
readers of the Register it must have a special interest, as many of the assessed 
are marked " gone to New England," and in these cases it will furnish the clue 
to the long sought for parentage of emigrants. It is among the rolls recently 
found and catalogued (251-22). 

Fishmongers. Skinners. 

Thomas Brasey in New England a Edward Robins in New England. 

linen draper by trade. Anthony Stoddard in New England. 

Robert Saukey in New England. William Stoddard in Ludgate. 

William Butler in Virginia. Joseph Carter in New England. 

William Lockington gone beyond Sea. 
Leathersellers. John Parrett gone beyond Sea. 

Francis Gibbs gone to New England. James Edwards gone beyond Sea. 

Nicholas Evans gone beyond Sea. 

Gerald Fotiiergill. 

11 Brussels Boad, New Wandsworth, London, England. 

Some of the readers of the REGISTER may like to know that a complete Index 
to the Genealogical Department of the Boston Transcript, from the first, can 
be found in the Public Library at Lynn, Mass. It is said that another copy is 
in the Public Library at Bangor, Me. 

[nthe Register, vol. 84, page 101, it is stated thai "Samuel Mereen (Merien), 
of Cape Cod, I), about 1760, m. Rebecca Popper." The fact, is (hat John Mareen 
married Rebecca Pepper, Oct. 22, 17,") I (Eastham Records, vol. 2, page 41), but 
there is no record of a Samuel who married a Rebecca Pepper. 

Cambridge, Mass. William Lincoln Palmer. 

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By Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of ISTcwton, Mass. 

William Claflin was born in Milford, Mass., March 6, 1818. 
His parents were Lee Claflin and Sarah [Sallie] Watkins Adams, 
descendants from honored Massachusetts ancestry. 

Robert Mackclaflin, of Scotch ancestry, was accepted as a towns- 
man of Wenham, Mass., Nov. 4, 1661, and chosen surveyor for 
the town. He served under Sir Edmund Andros in the French and 
Indian War in 1688. The early records show that the prefix Mack 
was dropped from the family name soon after Robert's settlement, 
and in time the name was known as Claflin. He married Joanna 
Warner, October 14, 1664. The house he built still remains, with 
the tradition that the first Sabbath School in the Commonwealth 
was organized in it. 

Daniel, the sixth son of Robert and Joanna, married Sarah Ed- 
wards ; and their eighth child, Ebenezer, married Hannah Smith, 
in 1739. Ebenezer was a member of the train-band under Capt. 
John Jones, and was on the alarm list of the town of Hopkinton, 

His son Ebenezer, born in Hopkinton, married Sarah Tilton of 
Hopkinton, June 18, 1742. He was sergeant in Capt. John 
Holmes's company, Col. Samuel Bullard's regiment, that went to 
Lexington, April 19, 1775. He enlisted, September 12, 1776, in 
Capt. Aaron Gardner's company, Col. Eleazer Brooks's regiment, 
and was in service on the Hudson River, N. Y., until November 
19, taking part in the battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776. 

Ebenezer was a member of the General Court in 1790-91. The 
family has always been prominent in the civic and official life of 
Hopkinton. His son Lee^Claflin was born in Hopkinton, Novem- 
ber 19, 1791, and married, December 19, 1815, Sarah Watkins 
Adams, born April 25, 1782, daughter of Elisha Adams of Hop- 

Elisha Adams was a descendant from Henry, who came early 
from England to Boston, and settled at Mount Wollaston (Brain- 
tree, now Quincy) in 1640. His son Ensign Edward was born in 
England in 1630, and his grandson Elisha in Medfield, August 25, 
vol. lxi. 8 

112 William Qhtflin. [April, 

1(H)G. William, in the next generation, was born in Bristol, then 
in Massachusetts, June 30, 1693 : and his son William in Mendon, 
Mass., September 11), 1719. 

Elisha Adams, son of the latter William, was born in Braintree, 
February 25, 1751. He served as private from Hopkinton, for 
twelve days, with Col. Samuel Bullard's regiment, in Capt. John 
Holmes's company, April 19, 1775. He married Sarah, daughter 
of Major Andrew Watkins, and it was their daughter, Sarah Wat- 
kins Adams, who married Lee Claflin. 

Lee Claflin, an orphan at five years of age, with no resources, in 
1813 commenced in Milford, Mass., the business of tanning, and 
added in 1820-21 the manufacturing of boots and shoes, which in 
1840 was enlarged, and he became a prominent and wealthy man. 
He was a public-spirited citizen with great influence in financial, 
political and religious circles. In 1834 he was representative from 
Milford in the General Court, and senator in 1859. He was the 
first president of the Milford, Hopkinton, and Hide and Leather 
(Boston) banks. In 1839 he removed from Milford to Hopkin- 
ton, and was one of the organizers of the Academy. He was one of 
the founders of Boston University, and became interested in an aban- 
doned seminary at Orangeburg, South Carolina, which was named 
Claflin University. An active "Free Soiler" and a staunch Meth- 
odist, his character had great influence on his son. He died Feb- 
ruary 23, 1871. 

William was educated in the public school, and prepared for col- 
lege in the Milford Academy, entering Brown University in 1833. 
The loss of his mother in 1834, combined with ill health, compelled 
his retirement from college life. He entered his father's factory, 
where he remained for some three years, when, under his physician's 
advice, in 1838 he removed to St. Louis, Mo., to regain his health. 

In 1841 he formed an association with Messrs. Howe & Allen 
for the conducting of a boot and shoe business that lasted until 1884. 
His health being improved, he returned to Hopkinton in 1844, and 
entered into business with his father as a boot and shoe manufac- 
turer. They built large factories as their increasing business de- 
manded. In 1845 he removed to Boston, where he resided until 
1847, when he returned to Hopkinton and occupied an old Colonial 
house formerly owned by Major William Price, an English officer. 
It was on the estate of Rev. Roger Price, sometime Rector of 
King's Chapel, Boston, who came to Hopkinton about 1775. In 
1855 he changed his residence to Xewtonville, Mass. 

For over thirty years he was engaged in the wholesale boot and 
shoe business in Boston, under the (inn names of Lee Claflin cNc 
Co., Win. Claflin & Co., and Win. Claflin, Cobnrn c<: Co., — and 
these firms conducted a large and prosperous trade, and were held 
in high esteem, lie retired from active business life in 1878, but 
retained a special interest in it until some ten years before his 

1907.] William Clafiin. 113 

Mr. Clafiin was married twice. His first wife was Nancy Wil- 
liams, the daughter of Lewis and Nancy (Warren) Harding of Mil- 
ford, to whom he was married in Louisville, Ky., in October, 1839. 
She died January 18, 1842, leaving a daughter Emma Harding, born 
in St. Louis, December 25, 1841, who married Charles W. Ellis and 
resides in Newtonville. He married second, February 12, 1845, in 
Hopkinton, Mary Bucklin, the daughter of Samuel Daniels and 
Mary Clafiin (Bucklin) Davenport of Hopkinton. She died in 
Whitinsville, Mass., June 13, 1896. Their children were : Thomas, 
born November 16, 1847, who died in infancy ; Agnes Eliza- 
beth, born July 31, 1849, died January 30, 1869 ; Arthur Buch- 
lin, born August 10, 1852, who married, June, 1883, Margaret 
Root of Cleveland, Ohio, and resides in Boston; William Daven- 
port, born November, 1858, died October 23, 1863 ; and Adams 
Davenport, born February 7, 1862, graduated at Harvard in 1886, 
married in October, 1888, Agnes, daughter of Hon. Joseph Henry 
Walker of Worcester, and resides in Newton Centre, being president 
of the Newton and Boston Street Railway System and of the Bos- 
ton Suburban Electric Company. 

Mr. Clafiin, imbued with love for his home surroundings and the 
freedom of speech and thought that prevailed in the Commonwealth, 
was swayed by this influence in his Southern life, and it confirmed 
his views upon the wrongs of human slavery. Living in its pres- 
ence, his heart was much touched, and on his return to Massachu- 
setts he openly identified himself with the budding Liberty or Free 
Soil party. 

In 1848 he consented to stand as the Free Soil candidate for rep- 
resentative to the General Court. His election seemed doubtful, as 
his father-in-law was the Whig candidate, but the town of his an- 
cestors rallied to his support and he was elected in 1848, and re- 
elected in 1849, 1850 and 1851. He served on many of the more im- 
portant Committees, and was instrumental in the election of Charles 
Sumner to the United States Senate. In 1849 and 1850 he was a 
selectman in Hopkinton. In 1859 he was elected to the Senate, 
re-elected in 1860, and in 1861 made its president, John A. An- 
drew being governor. 

For some four or five years he acted as Chairman of the Repub- 
lican State Central Committee, and was influential in shaping that 
party's policy as to candidates and principles. In 1860 he was 
chosen a delegate to the Republican National Convention that met 
in Chicago, and had a part in the nomination of President Abraham 
Lincoln ; he was also a delegate in the Conventions of 1864, 1868 and 
1872. Having been a member of the Republican National Com- 
mittee for ten years, in 1868 he was made its Chairman, serving for 
four years and taking an active part in the election of Gen. Ulysses 
S. Grant to the presidency. He considered the work that he was 
able to do at this time his most valuable service, as the political con- 
dition of the country was so critical. 

114 William Claflin. [April, 

His party honored him by electing him as Lieutenant Governor, 
in which office he served in 1866, 1867 and 1868; and in the au- 
tumn of 1868 he was elected Governor of the Commonwealth, his 
opponent being John Quincy Adams. His administration was 
marked by a dignified and sagacious discharge of the duties of this 
hio-h office, and he was re-elected in 1869 and 1870. 

The most important acts of legislation during his administration 
were the extension of the rights of women, as he was the first Gov- 
ernor that believed in the legal right of female suffrage, and meas- 
ures bettering their condition if criminals ; the regulation of the 
manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors ; the suppression of ex- 
hibitions of the fighting of birds and animals ; the enfranchisement 
of Indians ; the establishment of a Bureau of Statistics on the sub- 
ject of labor ; the improvement in the condition of highways ; the 
protection of destitute children ; regulating of divorces ; street rail- 
way corporation law ; the ratification of the 15th amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States ; and the vetoing of the Hartford 

and Erie Railroad bill. 

He signed the charter of incorporation of Boston University (May 
29, 1869), and that of Wellesley College (March 17, 1870). 

In 1876 he was elected representative to Congress, in place of 
the then Democratic representative, William W. Warren, and was 
re-elected in 1878, serving daring the administration of President 
Hayes, whose policy he endorsed. Later in life, in characterizing 
this administration, Gov. Claflin often said, "We were nearer to 
civil service reform than at any other period, although not much 
was said about this movement," and that he "felt Mr. Hayes's ad- 
ministration would be spoken of in history as one of 'the cleanest' 
the country had received." He referred to the order the President 
issued June 22, 1877, "relating to the conduct of officers regarding 
political organizations, caucuses, conventions and elections." 

Gov. Claflin was the second president, from 1875 to 1904, of 
the Massachusetts Club, which was founded more than sixty years 
ago by the earlv "Free Soilers." 

He was honored with the degree of LL.D. by Wesleyan Univer- 
sity in 1863, and by Harvard, as Governor of the Commonwealth, 

Early in life he became interested in educational work, and did 
all he could to promote it with advisory and financial aid. He was 
a charter-member and life trustee of Wellesley College : a trustee 
for life, and President, of Boston University; as President of the 
State Senate, a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard Col- 
lege; and a trustee of the school founded by Mary Lyon, changed 
by his legal act to Mt. llolyoke College, his sound judgment being 
of great benefit to these educational institutions. 

He held a high position in financial circles, being sometime 
president of the Hide and Leather National Bank, succeeding Ins 

1907.] William Claflin. 115 

father who founded it ; was president of the New England Shoe and 
Leather Association ; one of the organizers of the New England 
Trust Company, and of the Five Cent Savings Bank (Boston) ; 
and a member of the Boston Wesleyan Association. 

Gov. Claflin was a practical reformer in many lines, — temperance, 
slavery, woman's suffrage, and the improvement of the conditions of 
labor, — and his means were always ready to help every movement 
whose aim was to elevate and better the condition of mankind. 

He was a man of deep religious convictions, and about 1839 
joined the Methodist Church in St. Louis, and in 1845 the Bromfield 
Street Methodist Church, Boston, of which he remained a member 
until his death. He was president of the General Theological 
Library from 1883 until 1901, and worked assiduously for its wel- 
fare and its transfer to its present location on Mount Vernon Street, 

His religious life was profound and consistent, and of his inner 
life and experience he revealed but little, by reason of his charac- 
teristic reservedness. His feeling manifested itself more in action 
than in words. To help the widow and the fatherless was his delight, 
and, as one of his young employees fiittingly said, f Mr. Claflin 
talks neither religion nor politics, but lives both." He felt the loss 
of his daughter Agnes, who died in Rome, — a great family sorrow, 
— for she possessed a rare and gifted nature, and was devoted to 
her father. Gov. Claflin was passionately fond of music and its 
development, and assisted Dr. Eben Tourjee in the foundation of the 
New England Conservatory, in February, 1867. 

On May 4, 1870, being elected a member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, he became a life member in 1873, 
and was one of its directors and counsellors from 1883 until 1892. 
On June 22, 1892, he was elected President, and annually re- 
elected until 1899, when he declined a re-nomination. In the per- 
formance of his duties, a peaceful quietude and conservatism pre- 
vailed, which was of great value in an emergency. During his 
service, improvements in the Society's building were made, women 
became eligible to membership, and the fiftieth anniversity of the 
Society was commemorated. 

The estate in Newtonville which he had selected for his home was 
a part of the farm of Gov. Simon Bradstreet (1638), later that of 
Judge Abraham Fuller (1758) , town clerk and treasurer of Newton, 
1776-1792, and afterwards in the possession of his son-in-law, Sen. 
William Hull (1781). Here Gov. Claflin erected a spacious man- 
sion. In "The Old Elms," so named from some one hundred and 
fifty elms of great age on the estate, as in his home on Mount Ver- 
non Street, Boston, he with his gracious wife gathered around them 
the brightest persons in literary and progressive life, in addition to 
distinguished visitors from foreign lands who sought their hospi- 
tality, and enjoyed the pleasures that such cultivated and refined 
minds furnished. 

116 Browne and Lee Family. [April, 

In Newton, Gov. Claflin was continuously in touch with its local 
interests, and was one of the founders of its Free Public Library, 
dedicated June 17, 1870, when he as Governor graced the occasion, 
and he was on its Board of Trustees until his death. 

His loyalty to his country is shown by his pledge of June 18, 
1864, for the sum of one thousand dollars to pay the expense of 
recruits in keeping Newton's quota filled in advance of the call of 
the President. The city military company, organized October 10, 
1870, adopted the name of " Claflin Guard " while he was Governor, 
and to it, on May 30, 1871, he made the presentation address ac- 
companying the gift of an American flag from the ladies of Newton. 
He was a member of the Tuesday Club, from 1880, a leading asso- 
ciation of limited membership that met in its members' homes to 
discuss the leading issues and events of the dav. 

His literary style is best found in his messages as Governor, his 
addresses in Congress, and his monograph on John Hancock. 

On January 5, 1905, at the ripe age of 87 years, in his Newton- 
ville home, he quietly passed away, mourned by the city, state and 
country. Simple and impressive services were held on the follow- 
ing Sabbath in the Methodist Church in Newtonville, which he had 
helped to organize and maintain. The church was filled with rep- 
resentatives and officials from every station in life, and a tender 
tribute to his memory was paid by his friend ex-president William 
F. Warren of Boston University, and then his remains were laid 
away in the Newton Cemetery. 

Generous citizens of Newton will purchase his estate and donate 
it to the city, in memoriam, for municipal purposes. 

Governor Claflin needs no memorial in words. His life was one 
of acts, and they are the best memorials. 



Communicated by a descendant of Thomas Lee and of his sister Jane Lee. 

The following entries are all the baptisms, marriages, and bu- 
rials of persons named Browne and Lee recorded in the Parish 
Register of Rusper, Co. Sussex, England, from 1560 to 1650. 
The Rusper Register begins in 15 GO. 

The baptism of Plurbe Browne and her marriage with Thomas 
Lee have not been found. 

William Browne who married Jane Burgis, in 1611, came to 
New England, and the Rusper Register shows he did not come be- 

1907.] Browne and Lee Family. 117 

fore the year 1645. He was at Saybrook, Conn., and died on Long 
Island in 1650. 

His son Henry Browne went to Providence, R. I. Family pa- 
pers, deeds, letters and documents from 1627 to 1800 are now in 
the hands of one of the descendants of Henry. One of these docu- 
ments, dated 1627, is a bond to William Browne, School Master 
of Rusper. 

William Browne's granddaughter Jane Lee, who was baptized in 
Rusper, 12 September, 1640, was twice married: first, to Samuel 
Hyde of Norwich, by whom she had a daughter Elizabeth, married 
to Lieut. Richard Lord of Lyme, and a daughter Phoebe, who mar- 
ried the second Matthew Griswold of Lyme ; and second, to John 
Birchard. She was more than eighty years old when she died. 
She gave to her nephew Joshua Hempstead a true and interesting 
account of her grandfather William Browne and of the members of 
his family who embarked with him for America. 

William Browne's grandson Thomas Lee, who was baptized in 
Rusper, 29 September, 1644, was at Saybrook, Conn. He is the 
Thomas Lee who was one of the first settlers of Lyme. He was 
twice married : first, to Sarah Kirtland, and second, to Mary De- 
Wolf. From him and from his sister Jane Lee, some well-known 
families of Norwich and of Old Lyme are descended. 

22 Oct. 1592. Sara Browne daughter of Joseph Browne 

29 Nov. 1593. 

William " 

son " John 


a waygoer 

11 Jan. 1595-6. 

Susan " 

daughter " Joseph 


12 July 1601. 

Phoebe " 

u a a 


12 Aug. 1604. 

John " 

son " " 


per me Josephum Browne Rector. 

8 Aug. 1613. Joseph Browne son of William Brown & Jane his wife. 
15 Oct. 1615. John " " " " " " " " " 

dau. " " " " " " " 

a a a a a a a a 

a a a a a a a 


u u a a a a a a 

13 Sept. 1618. Jane 

6 Oct. 1622. Mary 

9 Jan. 1624. Thomas 

28 Dec. 1626. Henry 
12 Sept. 1640. Jane daughter of Thomas Lee & Phoebe his wife. 

20 May 1642. Phoebe Lee daughter of " " " " " " 

29 Sept. 1644. Thomas " son " " " " " " " 


1579. John Penfolde and Joan Browne were maryed the 
xxth day of September. 

21 Apr. 1600. John Mose and Anne Browne, widow. 

12 Feb. 1606. Joseph Browne and Elizabeth Stone, widow. 

20 June 1611. William Brown and Jane Burgis. 

118 Descendants of Ailing Ball. [April, 

29 Oct. 1G11. William Lakeir and Sara Brown. 

25 July 1G14. William Irelande and Judeth Brown. 


10 Jan. 1594. William son of John Browne a wavgoer 

15 Sept. 1G1G. Elizabeth Browne wife of Joseph Browne. 

21 Aug. 1G20. Jane daughter of William Browne and Jane his wife. 

15 Oct. 1633. Mr. Joseph Browne Gierke and Parson of Rusper. 

7 Mar. 1 G45. Thomas Browne son of William Browne and Jane his wife. 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steixer. 

1. Alling 1 Ball was at New Haven as early as 1643. His first wife 

was Susan ; and he subsequently had a wife Dorothy , who 

died Feb. 22, 1689-90. In 1646 he was described as brother of the wife 
of Thomas Fugill, and of the wife of James Russell who died in 1671. 
He was probably a blacksmith. William Ball, perhaps a brother, took 
the oath of fidelity in 1644. Ailing Ball was a captain of the militia, and 
a prominent inhabitant of New Haven. He died Nov. 21, 1716. 

Children : 

2. i. John, 2 b. Apr. 15, 1G49; d. Jan. 1, 1731. 

ii. Eliphalet, b. Feb. 11, 1651; d. July 11, 1673; m. Feb. 13, 1672, 
Hannah, youngest da u. of Maj. John Nash; no children. She m. 
(2) Thomas Trowbridge, and d. Feb. 3, 1702-3. 

3. iii. Alling, b. June 27, 1656; d. July 5, 1710. 
iv. Sarah, b. Jan. 17, 1660. 

v. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1660. 

vi. Mercy, m. Feb. 10, 1676, George Pardee. 

2. John 2 Ball [Ailing 1 ) lived in East Haven, and married, Dec. 11, 

1678, Sarah, daughter of Henry Glover. She died Nov. 22, 1730. 

Children : 

i. Eliphalet, 3 b. May 29, 1680. 
ii. Dorothy, b. Dec. 10, 1682. 

4. iii. JOHN, b. Sept. 30, 1685; d. Jan. 22, 1739. 

iv. SARAH, b. Sept. 26, 1687; m. Aug., 1710, John Miles. 

v. Hannah, b. Jan. 12, 1690; m. Mch. 29, 1710, Joseph Mix. 

vi. MARCY, b. Apr. 5, 1692. 

vii. Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1694; m. Jan. 16, 1717, Daniel Thompson. 

5. viii. Caleb, b. July 6, 1(597. 

3. Alling 2 Ball, Jr., {Ailing 1 ) married, Nov. 27. 1678, Sarah, daugh- 

ter of John Thompson. She died Oct. 23, 1710. 

Children : 

i. SARAH, 3 b. Aug. 26, 1679; m. Jan. 2, 1700, Joseph Ives. 

ii. Lydia, b. Jan. 80, 1681 ; m. May :;. L712, Rev. Jacob Hemmingvray. 

iii. Alling, b. Oct. 20, L684 : d. Sept. 21, L689. 

iv. Mercy, m. Eleazer Morris. Sr. 

v. M LBEL, in. 1722, Abraham Chidsey. 

6. vi. Alling. 

1907.] Descendants of Ailing Ball, 119 

4. Ensign John 3 Ball, Jr. (John, 2 Ailing 1 ), of East Haven, married, 

June 6, 1716, Mary Tuttle. 
Children : 

7. i. John, 4 b. Nov. 21, 1716. 
ii. Mary, b. Aug. 11, 1718. 

iii. Eliphalett, b. Aug. 22, 1720; d. Sept. 18, 1721. 

iv. Eliphalett, b. July 29, 1723. 

v. Timothy, b. Nov. 10, 1724. 

vi. Stephen, Esq., b. Feb. 12, 1727 ; m. Sept. 26, 1752, Abigail Atwater. 
Dea. Stephen Ball, Esq., is the one who gave Dr. Stiles the tra- 
ditions of Dixwell. (See Stiles's Judges of King Charles I., p. 

vii. Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1729 ; m. Aug. 14, 1749, Joseph Hitchcock. 

5. Caleb 3 Ball (John, 2 Ailing 1 ) married, Oct. 12, 1720, Abigail Ash- 

burn of Milford. 
Children : 

8. i. Joseph, 4 b. Sept. 9, 1721. 

ii. Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1723; m. Dec. 26, 1744, Samuel Atwater. 

iii. Oliver, b. Dec. 27, 1725. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1727. 

v. Caleb, b. Dec. 2, 1729. 

vi. Moses, b. Aug. 28, 1732. 

vii. Caleb, b. Jan. 28, 1739-40. 

6. Alling 3 Ball, 3d (Ailing 2 Ailing 1 ), married Lucy, daughter of John 

Griswold of Killing worth. 
Children : 

i. Lydia, 4 b. Oct. 29, 1725 ; m. Abel Smith. 

ii. Lucy, m. Ephraim Brush. 

iii. Alling. 

iv. Eliphalet. 

v. Wait. 

vi. Daniel. 

vii. Oliver. 

7. John 4 Ball, 3d (John, 3 John, 2 Ailing 1 ), married, Feb. 8, 1738, Mary 

Children : 

i. David, 8 b. Apr. 9, 1742. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 16, 1743. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 23, 1745. 

iv. Glover, b. Jan. 11, 1748. 

v. Hannah, b. Mch. 11, 1750. 

8. Joseph 4 Ball (Caleb, 3 John, 2 Ailing 1 ) married, Nov. 11, 1742, 

Hannah Patten. 
Children : 

i. David, 5 b. Oct. 31, 1743 ; m. . Children : 1. Jared, 6 m. Sarah 

, and had children : i. Susan, 7 who m. Spencer; ii. 

Sophia, m. Benjamin Palmer of Branford; iii. David, d. unmar- 
ried; iv. Jared, went West; v. Obedience; vi. Sarah, lived in 
Middletown ; vii. Eliza; viii. Hannah, m. Alexander Stevens, 
and had no ch; ix. Alonzo. 2. Mehitabel, m. Medad Patten. 3. 

Ilia, m. — ■ , and had children: i. Hester; ii. Mehitabel; 

iii. Zina; iv. Jessa; v. Evelyn. 4. Joseph, m. Lucy Patten. 

ii. Dorothy, b. Mch. 25, 1746. 

iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1748. 

iv. Hannah, b. May 25, 1750. 

120 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 


Communicated by Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Sudbury. 
[Concluded from page 25.] 

Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Susanna Parker Daft 1 " of M r 

Joshua & Mr 8 Pabnel Parker Who Dec' 1 July Y e 31 th 1740 

Age 16 Years 7 M & 8 D 
Mr. Abel Parmenter, died Sept. 10, 1839, JEt. 85. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr s Abigail Parmente 1- Wife of M r Daniel 

Parmenter Who Died June y e 6 1758 Jn y e 77 year of Her Age 
In Memory of Mrs. Anna Parmenter, wife of Mr. Eben' r Parmenter, 

who died Nov. 7, 1815. JEt. 53. 
Here lyes buried the Body of M r . David Parmenter died March 

Y e 6 th . 1742/3 in the 57 th . Year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Ebenezer Parmexter, Jr. who died April 

30, 1832, iu the 38th year of his age. 
Mr. Ebenezer Parmenter died Mar. 18, 1851, JEt. 89. 
In memory of Edmund, Son of Mr. Ebenezer and Mrs. Anna Parmenter ; 

who died April 28, 1790: JEt. 1 y r . 3 mo. & 11 ds. 
In memory of M r . Edmund Parmenter, who died Dec 1 '. 27 th 1792 ; aged 76 

In memory of Mrs. Esther, wife of Mr. James Parmenter, who died 

Sept. 22, 1825: JEt. 71 yrs. 
In Memory of Mr. Freeman, Son of Mr. Abel and Mrs. Rebeckah Par- 
menter ; who died Nov. 9, 1826 : JEt. 26 y s . 5 mo. & 13. days. 
In memory of Mr, James Parmenter, who died Feb. 22, 1828 : JEt. 75 

Joseph Parmenter. died Nov. 2, 1832, JE. 42 y's. 8 m's.* 
Sally S. Parmenter died July 31, 1875, JE. 75 y's. 7J m's. # 
Saras Parmenter died Nov. 22, 1822. M. 2 y's. 8 in's* 
Adam Parmenter died Sept. 14, 1824, JE. 2 y's. 2 m's. # 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr 8 Mary Parmenter Wife of M r Edmand 

Parmenter Who Died April y e 28 1757 Jn y e 33 year of Her Age 
In memory of Mary, Daug. of Mr. Asahel and Mrs. Persis Parmenter ; 

who died Sept. 30, 1825 : JEt. 1 year 11 mo. & 9 days. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr 8 Milleaant Parmenter Wife of M 

Edmand Parmenter Who Died Sep 1 y e 30 1753 Jn y e 32 year of Her 

(Monument.) Naiium Parmenter Born March 21 st 1780 Dikd 

August 29 tb 1831 
Susannah Parmenter Wife of Naium Parmenter Born Dec f.mber 

2 nd 1781 Died July 15 th 1861 
Oliver Tisdel, son of Warren & Sally Parmenter, died Fob. 6, 1838, 

Aged 5 ma. & 16 ds. 
In memorv of Mrs. Rebecah, wife of Mr. Abel Parmenter, who died 

July 12, 1835, A<A. 7 1 years. 
In Memory of Mrs. Sarah PARirBNTER wife of Mr. Edmund Parmenter, 

who died Novr. 24, 1820, Mt. 97. 

* Same stone. / 


1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 121 

Sarah, Relict of Ebenezer Parmenter, formerly the wife of Levi Good- 

now, died Apr. 25. 1851, In her 80, year. 
Azubah Perry died Nov. 24, 1827, JEt. 68 ys. 2 ms. 22 ds. 
Henry Gardner, only son of John & Catharine Perry, died Jan. 28, 

1838, Aged 9 ms. & 9 ds. 
In memory of Lucy, daug. of Mr. Obediah Perr}^ and Mrs. Lucy his wife ; 

who died April 27, 1826 : JEt. 10 ys. 1 mo. & 18 days. 
Fanny Plympton, Daughter of Mr. Thomas R. & Mrs. Betsey Plymp- 
ton, died Aug. 25, 1821 ; Aged 4 years & 6 months. 
Louisa Plympton, Daughter of Mr. Thomas R. & Mrs. Betsey Plympton, 

died March 31, 1811, Aged 4 years 8 months & 25 days. 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of M r Peter Plymton Who Departed 

This Life August* Y e 14 Hl A-D 1743 Jn Y e 78 th Year of His 

Age (See below.) 
Here lie the Remains of M rs . Ruth Plympton, the Wife of M r . Thomas 

Plympton; She Departed this Life 15 th . Auguft 1760: in the 38 th . 

Year of Her Age. (See below.) 
In Memory of Mrs Susanna, wife of Mr Ebenezer Plympton who de- 
parted this life Nov r 3 1807 Aged 44. (See below.) 
In memory of Thomas Plympton Ei'q 1 '. who departed this Life Auguft 6 th 

1789. # in the 67 th year of his Age. (See below.) 
(Monument. West side.) This monument, erected July 4, 1835. to the 

memory of the ancient Plympton Family, among the first settlers 

in Massachusetts. 
Thomas Plympton, was born in Sudbury, in England, came to America 

in 1633, settled in Sudbury, Mass. and was slain by the Indians on 

Boon's Plains, Ap 1 17, 1667. 
Peter Plympton, son of the above Thomas, born in Sudbury, 1665, and 

died Sept.* 14, 1743, aged 78. (See above.) 
Thomas Plympton Esq, son of Peter, and grandson of Thomas, died 

Aug. 6, 1777, # aged 67. (See above.) 
Ruth Plympton, his wife, died Aug. 15, 1760, aged 38. (See above.) 
(South side.) Ebenezer Plympton, Esq. only son of Thomas Plympton, 

Esq. and great grandson of Thomas, the elder, was born in Sudbury, 

July 4, 1756, and died Dec. 9, 1834, aged 78. 
(North side.) Susannah Ruggles, wife of Ebenezer Plympton, Esq. 

was born in Roxbury, Mass, 1763, and died in Sudbury, Nov. 3, 

1807, aged 44. (See above.) 
(East side.) This monument was erected by Henry Plympton, of Boston, 

A.D. 1835. son of the late Ebenezer, and a descendant of the fifth 

generation from Thomas Plympton, who emigrated from England, in 

In Memory of Mrs. Abigail, Wife of Mr. Simon Puffer ; who died 

May 4, 1825 : JEt. 43. 
In Memory of Mr. Daniel Puffer, who died March 13, 1829, JEt. 83. 
In Memory of M r . Ebenezer Puffer who died Oct r . 13 th ; 1785. in the 81 ffc 

year of his age. 
Emily Maria, Daughter of Samuel Jr. & Laura Adna Puffer, died June 

23, 1842, aged 7 yrs. 
In memory of M rs : Hannah Puffe r wife of M r : Jabez Puffer, who died July 

y e 28 th : 1777. In y e 63 d : year of her Age. 


122 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 

Erected In Memory of Mr. Isaac Puffer, who died Jan. 19, 1825 : 

JEt. 80 years & 7 mo. 
Here refts In hope of a refurrection the mortal part of Capt. Jabez Puffer, 

who departed this life June 21 ft AD. 1789. in the 85 th year of his age. 
Here lyes Buried y e Body of M r . James Puffer; Who Departed this Life 

Nov br . y e 11* 1749. in y e 87 th Year of His Age. 
Mrs. Jerusha wife of Mr. Daniel Puffer, died Jan. 4, 1840, JEt. 90. 
In memory of Mrs. Joanna, wife of Deac. Samuel Puffer, who died 

Nov. 27, 1820, JEt 54. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M r John Puffer Son of M r Samuel & Mr 8 

Dorethy Puffer Who Died Sep 1 y e 16 • 1759 Jn y e 21 year of His Age 
Laura Adna, wife of Samuel Puffer, died Dec. 2, 1850, JEt. 42. 
Luther, Son of Samuel and Laura A. Puffer, Born Sept. 11, 1833, 

Graduated at Bowdoin Colledge Aug. 1853. Died Oct. 27, 1854. 
Sacred to the memory of M rs . Marcy Puffer, Wife of Lieu 1 . James Puffer. 

who departed this life May 31 ft , 1790. in the 58 th year of her age. 
Here lyes y e Body of M rs Mary Puffer, Widow to M r . James Puffer ; 

Who Died Decem br . y e 29 th : 1751. in y e 81" Year of Her Age. 
In memory of M rs . Mary Puffer, Wife of M 1 . Daniel Puffer ; who died 

Sept r ."l0, 1802: iEtatis 53. 
Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of Phineas Puffer, Died April 11, 1842, JEt 25. 
Here lies y e body of Nathan Puffer Son of M r Samuel & M rs Dorothy 

Puffer who Died May y e 30 1771 in y e 27 year of his age 
Phineas Puffer Died Aug. 2, 1876, JE. 73 ys. 4 ms. 
Erected In Memory of Capt. Samuel Puffer, who died May. 24, 1811. 

JEt. 76. 
Dea. Samuel Puffer died Aug. 5, 1842, JEt. 76. 

Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Sarah Puffer Daught 1 " of M r Jona- 
than & Mr s Mary Puffer Who DEC d January Y e 2 d 1747: :8 

Age 2 Years 6 M & 15 D s 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Capt. Silas Puffer, who died 

Dec. 26, 1820; JEt 53. 
Sereno Samuel, Son of Samuel & Laura A. Puffer, Died Sept. 13, 1847, 

JEt. 10 ms. 7 ds. 
Here lyes y e Body of Silas Puffer, Son of M r . Samuel & M rs . Dorothy 

Puffer ; Who Departed this life Octo br y e 24 th : 1758. in y e 22 d Year 

of His Age 
In memory of Capt. Silas Puffer, who died May 29, 1828 : JEt. QQ. 
In memory of M rs : Thankful Puffe r wife of M r . Jabez Puffer, )who died 

June. 24 th : 1737. In y e 30 th : year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Thankfull Puffer, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Puffer, who 

died Dec. 13, 1798, aged 89. 
In memory of Mr. Thomas Puffer who died June 20, 1796, aged 55. 
Miss Abigail dau. of William & Charlotte Rice, died May 26, 1840, jEt. 

Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Ann Pice Y e Daught* of Dea c Jona- 
than & Mr 8 Ann Rice Who Died October Y° 9 th 1740 Age 16 

Yka's & 6 M 
M rs Ann Bice Relict to D n Jonathan Rico, died Dec 1 ". 23 <l , 1773. in y e 92 d 

Year of her age. 
Mr. Benjamin Rice, died suddenly, March 8, 1835, ZEt. 83. 
Betsey daugh r . of Mr. William & Mrs. Sarah Rice died March 23, 1776, 

aged 15 months. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 123 

Betsey daughter of Mr. Will" 1 . & Mrs. Sarah Rice died Anguft 10, 1778, 

aged 2 years. 
In Memory of Deacon Jonathan Rice who died June y e 7 th , AD 1772, 

Aged' 93 Years, 2 Months, & 10 Days. 
In Memory of Col. Jonathan Rice, who died Feb. 1, 1829, JEt. 88. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lucy Rice, Wife of Mr. Benj 11 Rice, Who died Dec. 

24, 1805. JEt. 52. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. Mary Rice, wife of Mr. William Rice, 

who died April 20, 1801. JEA. 88. 
Mary Abby, died Oct. 6, 1841, JEt. 1 yr. 2 ms. & 22 ds. 
Martha Warren, died Sept. 18, 1843, JEt. 10 ms. & 18 ds. 
Charles Edward, died Feb. 1G, 1847, iEt. 11 ms. & 8 ds. 

Children of Charles B. & Cynthia L. Rice, of Boston. 
Mary Wood, daughter of William & Charlotte Rice, died Jan. 24, 1840, 

a^ed 16 vrs. & 7 mos. 
(Monument. West side.) Erected In memory of Lieu*. Reuben Rice 

Who died Nov. 13, 1801, Aged 45 years. (See below.) 
His wife Mrs. Ruth R. Bent Died Dec. 2G, 1844, Aged 80 years. 
(North side.) Miss Ruth Rice, Daughter of Reuben & Ruth Rice, Died 

Oct. 5, 1845, Aged 44 years. 
(South side ) Miss Sarah Rice, Daughter of Reuben & Ruth Rice, Died 

July 9,* 1818, Aged 27 years. (See below.) 
(East side.) Nathaniel Rice, Died July 29, 1865, JEt 79 yrs. 
Isreal Rice Died Apr. 29, 1873, JEt. 85 yrs. 5 ms. 
(Stone lying over grave.) In Memory of Lieu 1 Reuben Rice who died 

Nov. 13, 1801: Aged 45 years. (See above.) 
Here Lyes Buried the Body of M 1S . Sarah Rice, Wife of M r . Nathaniel 

Rice; She Died Jan>\ the 4 th . Anno: Dom: 1740: in the 23 d . Year 

of Her Age. 
Here Lyes Y e Body of Sarah Rice, Daughter to M r . Nathaniel 

& M rs . Sarah Rice; Died Jan?. 27 th . 1740: in Y e 3 d . Year of 

Her Age. 
(Stone lying over grave.) Erected in memory of Miss. Sarah Rice, 

Daug 1 '. of Mr. Reuben Rice, who died July 3,* 1818. JEt. 27. (See 

above. ) 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Sarah, Widow of William Rice Esq. who 

died April 16, 1825: JEt. 79. 
Erected In memory of Mr. William Rice, who died Jan y . 29, 1780. 

JEt. 71. 
Erected In memory of William Rice, Esq. who died Dec. 5, 1819; 

^Et. 82. 
Here Lies The Body of Luther Richardson y e son of Cap* Josiah And 

Mr 8 Exsperin Richardson Who Died Oct 1- 6 1752 aged 4 Years 2 M 

& 22 DS. 
Luther Richardson, Died Oct. 5, 1814, aged 50. 
Persis wife of Luther Richardson, Died March 11, 1812, aged 40. 

Our Father & Mother. 
In memory of Martha, daug. of Mr. Luther & Mrs. Sarah Richardson ; 

who died Jan. 31, 1824: ^Et. 10 mo. & 19 days 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice, wife of Mr. Jeremiah Robbins ; who died 

May 1, 1828 : Mt. 83 years & 8 months. 

* Sic. 


124 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 

Here Lies v r Body of Simeon y e Once Faithful & Beloued Seruant of y e 

Reu d M r Israel Loring Who Died .May y e 10. 1755 Jn y" 22 year of 

His Age. (Footstone says "Simeon".) 
In Memory of Abraham, Son of M r . Benjamin, & M rs . Lucy Smith, lie 

died June y e 21, 1772, in y e 10 th , Year of his Age. 
M r . A(broken) who &epzrte(broken)w life Sept. y e 5 th 1780. in y 6 00 th 

year of his age. (Footstone says u M r . Amos Smith ". See below.) 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Ann, wife of Mr. Jonathan Smith, who died 

Dec. 9, 1822 : ML 78. 
(Double stone.) Benjamin Smith died Sept. 28, 1703, Mt. 21 days. 
Jedediah Smith died Mar. 15, 1801, Mt. 11 yrs. 

Sons of Jedediah & Esther Smith. 
In memory of M rs . Efther Smith, Wife of M r . Abraham Smith ; who died 

March 28- 1800: iEtatis 21. 
This stone is erected to perpetuate the memory of Henrietta youngest 

daugh't of Noah Smith who died Aug. 20, 1832. aged 4 years & 8 

In memory of Lieut, Ifrael Smith who died May 3, 1802 : ^Etatis 42. 
(Monument. West side.) Buried Here Jomi Smith, and Sarah, his wife. 

First Ancestors from Sudbury, England, 1638. 
(North side.) Thomas Smith, Son of John & Sarah Smith, born July 

29, 1G58, died Nov. 2, 1730, 
Abigail, his wife born June 17, 1657, died Oct. 10, 1727, 
(South side.) Amos Smith, Son of Thomas & Abigail Smith, born Jan. 

21, 1699, died Sept. 5, 1786. (See above.) 
Susannah, his wife born May 20, 1702, died Sept. 12, 1778. (See below.) 
(East side.) Benjamin Smith, Son of Amos & Susannah Smith, born 

Oct. 29, 1741, died July 2, 1819. 
Lucy, his wife born Sept. 8, 1741, died Oct. 8, 1816. Entombed in Stow. 

Erected by Mrs. Sarah S. Jones, one of the sixth generation. 
Memento mori In memory of M r : Jonathan Smith, who departed this 

Life Jan 1 ': l lh : 1111 . In y e 87 th : year of his Age. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. Jonathan Smith, who died Aug. 1, 1822. 

ML 78. 
Julia Ann, Daughter of Newell & Elizabeth Smith, died Jan. 15, 1865, 

t. 52. 
Mary Ann, wile of Freeman Smith, died June 17, 1844, ML 40. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Noah Smith, who was born Nov. 16, 

1783, departed this life May 30, 1844. 
In memory of Mrs. Persis. wife of Lieut. Israel Smith, who died July 

6, 1820, iEt. 57. 
In memory of M rs . Ruth Smith, (Wife of Lieu 6 . Abel Smith.) who 

died Nov 1 '. 17"' 17S7 Aged 34 years 
Sack:;!) t<> the memory of Mrs. Ruth Smith who died Dec. 28. 1847. 

Mt. 49 yrs. 10 mos. 
In memory of M 1 ': Sarah Smith wife of ?,['': Jonathan Smith who de- 
parted this Life Oct 1 : 4 th : 1701. In i! : year of her age. 
In memory of M rs . Sufanna Smith, Wile o( M r . Amos Smith, who died 

Sept. 1^ |!| . 177s. in y e 77 lh . year of her age. (See above.) 
Thomas Smith, Jr. died July 11, L815, Mt. "J 1 . 

(Monument. W< >.) Thomas Smith died Jan. '2, 18o7, 2Et. 81. 

]\i \i:v Smith died .lime, 6, L855, Ml 89. 
Henry Smith died .June 10, I860, Mt. 52. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass, 125 

William, son of Capt. Hezekiah & Mary Smith, died May 14, 1823, JEt. 

20 yrs. 
Here Lies Buried The Bodv of M r Bartholomew Steuenson Son of M r 

Joseph & Mr 8 Margret Steuenson of Durham Jn New Hampfhire 

Who Died Nouemb r y e 25 1758 Aged 28 years 7 M s & 20 D s 
M r . Gardner G. Stimpson, died Sept. 9, 1835 ; ^Et. 23. 
In memory of M rs Anne Stone, who died Oct. 20 th 1829, aged 69 years. 
In memory of Mr. John Stone died Aug. 18, 1844, aged 88 years & 6 

months. Erected by his son, William Stone 
(Footstone.) H.S. M.S. 

Doct Mofes Tafts, died July 22, 1799 ; Aged 45. 
Elizabeth Taylor. 2nd. wife of John Taylor, died July 1, 1863, JE. 

89 Yrs. 5 mos. 
Mr. John Taylor died Oct. 13, 1846, JEt. 77. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. John Taylor, died Jan. 15, 1810, ^Et. 42. 
Susan, dau. of John & Mary Taylor, died Oct. 23, 1809, JEt. 3 ys. & 5 ms. 
Dea. Zephaniah Thayer died 11 February 1818. JE. 81. 
In memory of Mr. Jedediah Thompson, who died Nov. 12, 1828 : JEt. 62. 
Sacred. In memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Jedidiah Thompson, who 

died May 23, 1848, iEt. 81 yrs.* 
Jedidiah, son of Jedidiah & Mary Thompson, died Nov. 24, 1802, JEt. 8 ys. # 
In Memory of M rs . Jerufha Tower, Wife of M r . Ambrofe Tower, who died 

Jany. 30 th , 1782. Aged 53 Years. 
(Footstone.) H. T. 

Jonas P. Wallace, Died Oct. 5, 1836. JE. 23 y'rs. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Lovina S. Washburn, Wife of 

Samuel Washburn, died Oct. 16, 1840, JEt. 22. 
In memory of Mr. Abel Wheeler, Son of Abel Wheeler Esqr. and 

Mrs. Ruth his wife, who died Janr. 15, 1820 JEt. 21. 
Abel Wheeler, Esq., Died June 10, 1832, Aged 56 y'rs. 
Ruth, his wife, Died Feb. 6, 1835, Aged 5Q y'rs. 
Nancy, their daughter, Died Oct. 20, 1830, Aged 19 y'rs. 
Abigail Whelor Daugh 1 . to M 1 . Elisha & M rs . Mary Whelor Died 

Oct 1 . 14 th . 1740: in Y e 4 th Year of Her Age. 
Here Lies Bured y e Body of M rs Abigail Wheeler Wife of M r Uriah 

Wheeler Who Died January y e 10 1754 Jn y e 67 year of Her Age 
In Memory of Mr. Asahel Yv^heeler J 1 ' who suddenly departed this life 

May 29, 1816. JEt. 47. 
In memory of Capt. Asahel Wheeler, an officer in the Revolution, Died 

Oct. 28, 1822, aged 81 years. 
Also Mrs. Jerusha Wheeler, his wife Died Oct. 28, 1837, aged 82 

years. Erected by Israel Hunt. 
Charles Waldo, son of Charles & Susan Wheeler, died Oct. 27, 1837, 

Aged 2 ys. 
In Memory of Mrs. Dolly Wheeler, wife of Lieut. Nathan Wheeler, 

who died April 6, 1817. iEt. 27. 
Elisha Wheeler Died June 3. 1853 Aged 72 yrs. Erected to his 

memory By his Daughter Elizabeth Newman 
Elizabeth Whelor, Daugh 17 . to M r . Elisha & M rs . Mary Whelor 

Died Oct 1 ". Y e 2 a 1740: in Y e 2 d . Year of Her Age. 
In memory of Miss Elizabeth Wheeler, who died September 13, 1827, 

aged 19 years. 

* Same stone. 


126 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler, widow of Mr. Asahel Wheeler, died July 9, 

1839; aged 61. 
Haman Wheler Son of Mr Elifha & Mrs Mary Wheler died May y e 1, 

1761, Aged 14 Months. 
Mrs. Hepsibeth Wheeler, Formerly wife of Joseph Howe, died Oct. 2, 

1842, ^Et. 75 yrs. & 8 mo. 
(Monument. West side.) Israel Wheeler, Died Dec. 13, 1830, JEt. 86. 
Lucy, wife of Israel Wheeler, died Jan. 27, 1785, JEt. 38 
Susannah, wife of Israel Wheeler, died July 29, 1831, JEt. 82. 
In memory of Mr. Israel Wheeler, who died Jan. 12, 1834, JEt. 62. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. Loring Wheeler, who died Feb. 14, 1824 : 

JEt. 47. 
In memory of Miss Lucy I. clau'tr of Mr. Israel Jr. & Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler, 

who died Nov. 6, 1826, JEt. 20. 
In memory of Miss Mary H. Wheeler, who died Nov. 1, 1825, aged 15 

Erected in Memory of Mr. Maynard, Son of Lieut. Caleb & Mrs. Re- 

beccah Wheeler; who died Oct. 2, 1825 : JEt. 22. 
In Memory of Mrs. Rebekah Wheeler, Formerly the wife of Mr. 

Isaac Maynard, Who died Dec. 24, 1810. in the 50 yr. of her age. 
Sarah Yv t helor, Y e Daughter of M r . Elisha & M rs . Mary Whelor ; 

Died Nov r . 13 th . 1740 : in Y e 6 th . Year of Her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Wheeler, wife of Mr. Elifha Wheeler, wh( 

died Dec. 6, 1775, Aged 21. 
Uriah Whelor, Son to M r . Uriah & M rs . Abigail Whelor ; Died 

Oct r . Y e 22 d . 1740 : in Y e 8 th . Year of His Age. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M r Uriah Wheeler Who Died Dece 1 

10 1753 Aged 76 years & 8 Months 
Mrs. Nancy, wife of Joseph Whitcomb died Jan. 30, 1842, iEt. 32. 
In Memory of Mr. Francies Whitney, who died Aug. 29, 1825 : JEt. 

Here lyes Buried y e Body of M r . Benjamin Wight., Who Departed this 

life March 10 th : 1739./40 in y e 80 th Year of His Age 
Hezekiah Willard died Aug. 10, 1848, JEt. 43. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Peter Willard ; who died Marcl 

11, 1823 : JEt. 48 y s 10 mo. & 21 days. 
Peter Willard died July 19, 1831, JEt. 59. 
Abigail, dau*. of Asa & Nabby Willis died July 14. 1833, JE. 28 y'rs. 
Asa, Son of M r . Reube". & M rs . Sarah Willis, he died Sep 1 , 30 th , 1767 

Aged 2 years & 1 month. 
Asa Willis, died May 24, 1825 ; JEt, 53. 
Nabby lL his wife, died Aug. 10, 1853 ; JEt. 75. 
Carrie A. Willis, Died Aug. 5, 1864, Aged 28 yrs. 10 mos. 
Mr. Cyrus IT. Willis, died Jan. 27, 1841, JEt. 25. 
D(broken) Willis (broken) & Grace Ba,(broken) 10 th 1793; in th(broken) 

of her age. (Footstone says " Dorcas Willis." Buried beside Mrs. 

Grace Balcom.) 
Mr. Eli Willis, died .Ian. 20, 1842, JEt. 62. 
This f tone Erected by M r8 . Hannah Willis to y e Mem y of her much re- 

fpected Hufband Serj*. Elijah Willis who died Aug 1 . 29 1775 in yj 

33 d Year of his Age. 
Mrs. Hannah Willis, wife of Elijah Willis, died Apr. 1, 1792, aged 50 



1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. 127 

Hopestill Willis Died March 14. 1823. Aged 7G. 

In memory of Mr. John Willis, who died Nov. 13, 1835 ; JEt. 34. 

Mr. Joseph L. Willis, died April 4, 1837 ; JEt. 30. 

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Mary Willis who died Oct r 9 1805 

Aged 84 years. 
Olive, Wife of Hopestill Willis, Died August 17. 1826. M. 79. 
In memorv of Miss. Parnel Willis, who died June 4. 1804: JEt. 66. 
In memory of M r . Reuben Willis, who died Auguft 8 th 1791 ; aged 54 

Priscilla Winshipp, Dau f . to M r . Francis & M r3 . Patience Win- 

shipp ; Died June 19 th . 1747 : Aged 2 Years 4 Mo 8 . & 2 Da 8 . 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of M r Abraham Wood j unr Who De- 
parted This Life July Y e 11 th AD 1742 Age 58 Years 2 M & 

25 D 
(Broken) Buried (broken)Y of (broken)iEL Woodward (broken) Son 

of M r Daniel & Mr 8 Sarah Woodward Who Dec' 1 June Y e 

26 th AD 1740 Jn Y e 18 th Year of His Age (Footstone says 

" Daniel Woodward".) 
Here Lies Buried Y e Body of Epiiraim Woodward Y e Son of M r 

Daniel & Mr 8 Sarah Woodward Who Dec' 1 June Y e 15 th 1740 

Jn Y e 11 th Year of His Age 
Frank D. Only son of James H. & Nancy F. Wright, Died Sept. 15, 

1851, ^Et. 3 ms. 
(Unidentified.) (Broken) Died AuG st : (broken) 1742. 



By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., of Boston. 
[Concluded from page 41.] 

5. Rev. John 6 Wilson (Rev. John, 4 Rev. William, 3 D.D., William,' 1 
gent., William 1 ), born in England, in Sept., 1621, was brought to 
New England by his father on the latter's second voyage, in May, 
1632. He was graduated in the first class at Harvard College, in 
1642, was admitted to his father's church in Boston on Mar. 3, 
1644, and was admitted freeman May 26, 1647. After preaching 
several years, he became assistant to Rev. Richard Mather, at Dor- 
chester, in 1649, and after two years' service here, removed to Med- 
field soon after the settlement of that place, and in Dec, 1651, was 
installed as the first minister of the new town, where he was or- 
dained pastor on Oct. 12, 1652, in which service he continued for 
forty years, until his death, besides performing the duties of phy- 
sician and schoolmaster. His homestead in Medfield was situated 
on the site of the present Town Hall. By a contemporary he is 
referred to as " gracious and godly, a faithful and useful man, well 
esteemed." He died Aug. 23, 1691, aged nearly 70, having on the. 
previous Sunday "preached both forenoon and afternoon, fervently 
and powerfully." 
vol. lxi. 9 


128 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. [April, 

In his will, made three days before his decease, he mentions his 
wife Sarah; son John (to whom he bequeathed his share of the 
Braintree farm) ; daughter Sarah, wife of Josiah Torrey, formerly 
wife of Paul Batt ; daughter Susanna, wife of Grindall Rawson ; 
and grandchild Thomas Weld son of his daughter Elizabeth, de- 
ceased, formerly wife of Thomas Weld. (Suffolk Co. Probate, 
vol. viii, fol. 58 ; and " History of Medfield," p. 522.) 

He married, about 1G48, Sarah, 2 daughter of Rev. Thomas 1 and 
Susanna Hooker of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Hooker, a powerful and 
distinguished Puritan preacher, was born at Marfield, co. Leicester, 
England, July 7, 1586 ; educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 
B.A., 1608, M.A., 1611; fellow of the University, 1612-1620; 
rector of Esher, co. Surrey, 1620-1625 ; preached at Chelmsford, 
co. Essex, 1625-1629, where he was silenced for non-conformity; 
kept a private school at Little Baddow, co. Essex, 1629-1631 ; 
being persecuted, went to Holland, where he preached two years at 
Delfthaven, and a few months at Rotterdam as assistant to Rev. 
Dr. Ames ; came to New England in Sept., 1633, and located first at 
Cambridge, whence, in June, 1636, he removed to Hartford, Conn., 
where he served as minister until his death, July 7, 1647. 

Children : 

i. John, 6 b. July 6, 1649; d. young. 

ii. Sarah, b, in 1650; m. (1) about 1672, Paul, 2 b. in Salisbury, Mass., 
Feb. 18, 1643, sou of Christopher 1 and Ann (Bayntou) Batt, who 
settled in Boston as a merchant, where he d. in 1678, having had 
three children ; m. (2) May 5, 1680, Lieut. Josiah, 2 b. in 1650, son of 
William 1 Torrey of Weymouth, who residecTin Boston, 1680-1682, 
Mendon, 16*82-1696, Bristol, 1707-1717, Barrington, R. I., 1717- 
1726, aud Mansfield, Conn., from 1726, until his death, Oct. 30, 
1732, aged 82, having been a man of influence in all the com- 
munities in which he had lived. They had five children. 

iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 12, 1652; cl. Dec. 14, 1652. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1653; d. Nov. 19, 1653. 

v. Elizabeth, b. about Sept., 1656; cl. July 19, 1687; m. Nov. 9, 1681, 
Rev. Thomas 3 Weld, b. June 12, 1653, son of Thomas 2 Weld of 
Roxbury by Dorothy 2 dan. of Rev. Samuel 1 Whiting of Lynn, 
Mass., and grandson of Rev. Thomas 1 Weld of Roxbury, an 
associate of the "Apostle" John E*liot. Mr. Weld graduated 
from Harvard College in 1671, and for a few years taught school 
in Roxbury while studying divinity with Rev. Samuel Danforth. 
As early as May, 1679, he was preaching in the frontier town of 
Dunstable, where he was ordained and settled Dec. 16, 1685, and 
continued until his death, June 9, 1702. They had four children. 
By a second wife, Mary Savage, he had three more children. 
6. vi. John, 1). June 18, 1660. 

vii. Thomas, b. Nov. 18, 1662; cl. Nov. 27, 1662. 

viii. Susanna, b. Dec. 1, 1664; d. July 8, 1748; m. Aug. 30, 1682, her 
second cousin, Rev. Grindall Rawson, b. Jan. 23, 1699-60, son of 
Hon. Edward Rawson of Boston by Rachel Feme his wife, and 
grandson of David Rawson of Loudon, who m. Margaret, clau. of 
Rev. William 3 Wilson, D.l). He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1678, studied divinity with Rev. Samuel Torrey of Weymouth, 
and on Oct. 4, 1680, began preaching at Mendon, where he was 
ordained Apr. 7, 1684, and continued in service for nearly thirty- 
five years, until his death, Feb. 6, 1714-15. He also preached to 
the Indians in their native tongue, and published several trans- 
lations into the Indian language of current religious tracts. His 
intellectual abilities, faithfulness, piety and zeal, were highly com- 
mended by his friend and classmate Rev. Cotton Mather. They 
had eleven children. 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson, 1 29 

6. De. John 6 Wilson (Rev. John, 6 Rev. John, 4 Rev. William? I). I)., 
William* gent.) William 1 ), born in Medfield, Jane 18, 1660, for 
some unknown reason left Harvard College soon after his admis- 
sion, 1 > 1 1 1 received an excellent education from his father in divinity, 
medicine, and law. Soon after becoming of age, he was employ 
.is a schoolmaster for ms by his native town, and hi 

also engaged at times to assist hi ler in the mini-try. In 1 
he went to New Haven, Conn., where he preached for over a year, 
and in a letter from Col. John Dixwel] to [lev. increase Mather 
lie is Bpoken of as **a verie hopeful] yon in of L, r <><>d abillities." 

(4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. > s , p. 165); but In- returned :«» 
held in the autumn of 1684, and i shoo] teaching there; 

and after his father's death, an attempt • lade to settle him per- 
manently as the latter's su< a-, but not being popular or -a 
fnl there as a preacher, the project was vol d down by t!i . u. 
Thereupon he relinquished the ministry, and removed to Braintree 
in L 692, settling on the southern half of the farm which vi a 
to his grandfather and willed to him by his father. Here he id, 
cultivating the farm, practicing medicine and ! ser- 
vices, until his death in 172s. By reason of his education, larg 
estate and distinguished ministerial family connections, he occupied 
a leading social position, and was popular ami prominent in town 
affairs from 1695 to 171<>, of! srving on committees and 
moderator at town meetings, and was Representative to the i al 
Court in L698. In 1696 h ed a commission as captain of 
one of the local military companies, and on dune 7. 17ta». was ap- 
pointed a Justice of the Peace, o of distinction at that tin' 

Dr. Wilson died intestate, and on 1). ate was 

divided equally among his grandchildren do!!:./ and Margaret 8 Wilson 
(children of Ids eldest son. Rev. John 7 Wilson, dr., d id), and 

his children. Roger and Edmund ^Vil^;;m. Sarah Marsh, Elizabeth 
Low, Alice Belcher, and Mary Baxter, (i . Probate, vol. 

xxvii, fol. 5.) 

lie married, duly 4, 1683, his cousin .Sarah, 2 baptized in Milford, 
Conm, iu 1 602, died in Braintree, 20, L725, daughter of Rev. 
Roger 1 and Mary (Hooker) Newton. Mi-. Newton came to New 
England when a youth, and was educated for the ministry by Rev. 
Thomas Hooker, whose daughter he later married; was minister at 
Farmington, Conn., 1652-1657; went back to England but re- 
turned in 1GG0; and was settled over the church at Milford, Conn., 
where he died June 7, 1683, and his wife Mary died Feb. d, 1G76. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 7 b. in New Haven, Apr. 1, 1684; m. Aug. 23, 1701, John, 2 
b. Feb. 17, 1078-9, son of Lieut. Alexander 1 and Mary (Belcher) 
Marsh of Braintree. They had eleven children. 
7. ii. John, b. in Medfield, May 31, 1686. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. In Medfield, Oct. 31, 1G89; m. about 1722, Samuel 4 
_Low (Samuel, 8 , Anthony, 2 John 1 ), b. Mar. 29, 1701, d. 1719, of 
Harrington and Warren, R. I. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. Hi, fol. 
177.) She died leaving a dan. Anne, whom. Dec. 10, 1713, Joseph 
Bosworth, Jr., of Rehoboth, and two sons. John Wilson and 
Hooker. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. cvii, fol. 35.) "Samuel 4 Low T 
m.*(2) (int. rec. Jan. 31, 1735-G), Isabel Greene, by whom he had 
a son Samuel. 5 (This corrects the account of this family in Aus- 
tin's " Gen. Diet, of Ii. I.," p. 339.) 

130 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. [April, 

8. iv. Roger, b. in Medfleld, Aug. 20, 1691. 

v. Edmund, b. in Braintree, July 27, 1095; probably passed his life 
in Braintree, where but meagre mention is to be found of him ; d. 
unmarried, in the military service, in 1747, his brother-in-law 
Moses Belcher being administrator of his estate. (Suffolk Co. 
Probate, vol. xli, fol. 34.) 

i. Alice, b. in Braintree, June 9, 1698; m. Jan. 3, 1726-7, as his second 
wife, Moses, 3 b. in 1674, son of Moses 2 and Mary (Nash) Belcher 
of Braintree. (Register, ante, vol. lx, p. 134.) She died, with- 
out issue, in May, 1754, leaving a will, dated May 8, 1754, in 
which are named : cousin {i. e. nephew) John Wilson of Sherborn ; 
husband Moses Belcher; brother Roger Wilson; step-daughter 
Anne Crosby; sister Mary, wife of Gregory Baxter; Alice, dau. 
of John Marsh; brother Roger's three children, viz., John, Mary, 
and Hannah; children of cousin (i. e. niece) Ann " Bozard " 
(Bosvvorth) deceased; Jerusha, dau. of Alexander Marsh ; Moses, 
son of Moses Marsh ; Wilson, son of Wilson Marsh ; and Jemima, 
dau. of Samuel Marsh. This will was offered for probate May 24, 
1754, and is on file, but was disallowed June 11, 1754; and on 
Sept. 10, 1755, her estate was divided amongst her brothers and 
sisters or their representatives. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 1, 
fol. 518.) From this it is evident that her husband died soon 
after her. 

vii. Mary, b. in Braintree, Aug. 16, 1702; d. Aug. 11, 1789; m. Oct. 
17, 1728, Gregory, b. Feb. 14, 1706, son of Capt. John and Huldah 
(Hayward) Baxter of Braintree. He graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1725, but pursued no profession, residing on a farm in 
Braintree, where he d. Jan. 9, 1763. They had several children, 
of whom three survived. 

7. Rev. John 7 Wilson (Dr. John, 6 Rev. John, 5 Rev. John, 4 Rev. Wil- 
liam, 3 D.D., William,' 2 gent., William 1 ) was born at Medfield, May 
31, 1686, and taken to Braintree in childhood by his parents. Pie 
graduated at Harvard College in 1705, and the high social position 
held by his family is shown by the fact that his name was placed 
at the head of the class. He then studied divinity, and about 1710 
was settled over a small Congregational Church newly organized 
in a village situated in the southwestern part of Swansea, which in 
1717 became the town of Harrington, R. I. After three years' 
service here, he was suddenly cut off by death, in 1713, at the early 
age of 27. 

Of his attainments and character no account has been discovered. 
He married, at Mendon, May 25, 171 1, Margaret Hall, perhaps a 
sister of Hon. Hugh Hall of Boston (who was son of Hon. Hugh Hall 
of Barbadoes, by Lydia, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Lydia 
(Scottow) Gibbs of Boston). She married second, Oct. 25, 1719, 
Rev. Samuel, born in Enfield, Conn., Mar. 2G, 1690, son of Samuel 
and Hannah (Morgan) Terry, a graduate of Harvard College in 
1710, minister at Barrington, R. I., 1718-1726, who preached at 
Uxbridge, Mass., in 1728, and was schoolmaster at Mendon in 1733. 

Children : 

9. i. John, 8 b. Apr. 28, 1712. 

ii. Margaret, b. about, 1714; m. in 1730, Obed Hussey of Nantucket. 
On Dec. 29, 17:5."), Obed Hussey of Nantucket and Margaret his 
wife acknowledged the receipt of £307.6.0 from Mr. John Wilson 
of Mendon, gent., for her interest in their father's share of their 
grandfather's estate In Braintree. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 
xxxii, fol. 440.) 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilsoix. 131 

8. Roger 7 Wilson [Dr. John* Rev. John, 5 Rev. John, 4 Rev. William* 
D.D., William,' 1 gent., William 1 ), born in Medfield, Aug. 20, 1691, 
was taken to Brain tree in infancy by his parents, lie was the 
first member of the family in six generations who did not acquire 
a liberal education and take a profession, becoming an ordinary 
yeoman, and never attaining even local prominence or distinction. 
In fact, it may be inferred from what few mentions are found of 
him that he was much inferior to his ancesters in character, attain- 
ments, and position in the community. In Mar., 1717, he was 
sued by his father-in-law, Capt. John Mills, for £18.10.0 expended 
by the latter to support Roger's wife and children, who had been 
deserted and neglected for over a year. His wife complained, u if 
my father had not supplied me, 1 and my children must have 
suffered, if not perished." (Suffolk Co. Court Files, No. 11591.) 
He resided in a house belonging to his wife's family, and gradually 
sold off his interest in the paternal farm ; and on July 29, 1754, he 
sold to his son John and son-in-law Ebenezer Field his share in the 
estate of his sister Alice Belcher, which is the last mention found of 
him, and no probate record of any estate appears. (Suffolk Co. 
Deeds, vol. lxxxvii, fol. 112.) 

He married, about 1714, Hannah, 4 born Feb. 2, 1G88-9, daugh- 
ter of Capt. John 3 and Hannah Mills of Braintree. Capt. Mills 
was an enterprising, wealthy, and influential man, and for many 
years took a leading part in the affairs of the town of Braintree, 
which he represented in the General Court in 1709, '10, '12, '16, 
'18, '21. 

Children : 

i. Susanna, 8 b. Apr. 27, 1715; bapt. and admitted to the church, Feb. 
11, 1727-8; cl. unmarried, Mar. 22, 1748-9, aged 34. (Braintree 
Church records.) 

ii. Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1716-17; bapt. and admitted to the church, Aug. 
25, 1734; living in May, 1754, according to the will of her aunt 
Alice (Wilson) Belcher (see supra) ; no further record. 

iii. Hannah, b. in 1719 ; bapt. and admitted to the church, Mar. 21, 
1741-2; m. June 25, 1744, Ebenezer, Jr., b. Nov. 12, 1722, d. about 
1799, son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Neal) Field of Braintree. 
She d. before 1765, leaving six children, and her husband married 
again and had one daughter. 

iv. Abigail, b. in 1722 ; bapt. and admitted to the church, Mar. 6, 
1747-8 ; no further record. 
10. v. John, b. Feb. 15, 1723-4. 

vi. William, b. Dec. 12, 1726; bapt. and admitted to church, Mar. 6, 
1747-8; his wife (name not given) joining at same time; elected 
hog-reive of Braintree, Mar. 5, 1759. On Apr. 11, 1759, William 
Wilson of Braintree, aged 32, enlisted in Col. Benj. Lincoln's 
regt. for the expedition against Canada, having served in the 
campaign of 1755. (Mass. Archives, Muster Rolls, vol. xcvii, p. 
126.) William Wilson of Braintree served as corporal in Capt. 
John Martin's company from Feb. 26 to Dec. 5, 1760 in the Crown 
Foint expedition, and 150 miles travel home allowed on pay ac- 
count. (Mass. Archives, Muster Rolls, vol. xcviii, p. 294.) This 
is the last record found of him, and it is supposed that he removed 
from Braintree, and that his descendants are extinct. It is likely 
that he was the William Wilson whose marriage intention with 
Elizabeth " Speer " was recorded in Boston, Oct. 1, 1747. She 
was probably the Elizabeth Spear, b. in Braintree, Jan. 4, 1728, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Thankful (Woodward) Spear. Children: 
1. Elizabeth,* bapt. Sept. 18, 1748. 2. Susanna, bapt. Apr. 10, 
1757. No further trace of these children has been found. 

132 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. [April, 

9. Dr. John 8 Wilson (Rev. John, 1 Dr. John, 6 Rev. John, 5 Rev. John, 4 
Rev. William, 3 D.D., William,' 1 gent., William 1 ) was born Apr. 28, 
1712, in that part of Swansea which later was Barrington, R. I., 
and graduated from Harvard College in 1733, the high social posi- 
tion of the family placing his name seventh in a class of thirty- 
eight graduates. On May 22, 1735, he sold to Moses Belcher his 
„, interest in the Braintree farm of his grandfather Dr. John 6 Wilson. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. li, fol. 6.) He then studied medicine, 
and about 1737 settled in Sherborn, Mass., where he resided and 
practiced his profession about twenty years, until his decease June 
13, 1750. On May 8, 1765, Benjamin Learned and Elizabeth his 
wife, Mary Wilson, Jr., Alice Wilson, and Sarah Wilson, all of 
Sherborn, conveyed to Edmund Billings land in Braintree of their 
late father, Dr. John Wilson late of Sherborn. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. cvi, fol. 187.) 

He married at Mendon, June 28, 1738, Mary , who died 

in Dublin, N. H., June 12, 1774. 

Children : 

i. Mary, 9 b. perhaps in 1738; living, unmarried, in 1765; no further 

ii. Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1740; d. Mar. 12, 1771; m. Apr. 11, 1765, 
Dea. Benjamin, b. Jan. 23, 1741-2, son of Capt. Edward and Abi- 
gail (Morse) Learned of Sherborn. In 1767 they settled in Dub- 
lin, N. H., where he d. Sept. 5, 1818. They had three children. 

iii. Alice, b. Aug. 4, 1742; d. Nov. 7- 1805; m. Feb. 2, 1766, Capt. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1740, son of Capt. Joseph and Deborah (Fair- 
bank) Twitchell of Sherborn. Soon after their marriage, they 
settled in Dublin, N. H., where Capt. Twitchell became a leading 
man in the town, and d. Apr. 16, 1820. They had ten children. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 8, 1744-5; living, unmarried, in 1765; no further 

v. John, b. Nov. 14, 1747; a lad of great promise; d. in 1756, aged 9 
years, terminating a line of seven generations distinguished in 
professional life for nearly 200 years. 

vi. Hannah, b. June 2, 1753; d. 1757. 

10. John 8 Wilson (Roger, 1 Dr. John, 6 Rev. John, 5 Rev. John, 4 Rev. 
William, 3 D.D., William? gent., William 1 ), born Feb. 15, 1723-4, 
in that part of Braintree which later became Quincy, passed his life 
in his native town, where he carried on the occupation of tailor. 
His house was probably situated on Adams St., near Common St. 
He does not appear to have been a member of the church, no men- 
tion of him appears in the town proceedings, and he evidently oc- 
cupied a humble and obscure position in the community. During the 
Revolution, he performed a week's service from Mar. 4 to 11, 1776, 
in Capt. John Hall's company, on an expedition to R. I. (Mass. 
Archives, Muster and Pay Rolls, vol. ii, p. 82.) On July 29, 1754, 
he and his brother-in-law Ebenezer Field, Jr., were deeded by his 
father the hitter's interest in the real estate of Alice (Wilson) Bel- 
cher, and on Nov. 6, 1755, John Wilson, tailor, and Thankful his 
wife, and Ebenezer Field and Hannah his wife, conveyed the 
same to Ebenezer Pope. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vols, lxxxvii, fol. 
112, and cvii, fol. 34.) He died in Quincy (formerly Braintree), 
Sept. 25, 1807. 

He was probably the John Wilson who married, in Boston, Dec. 
30, 1744, Thankful Cowell, and by her he probably had no issue. 
He married second, in Braintree, Dec. 1, 1774, Alice Peaks. 


Passenger Lists to America. 





Children by second wife: 

Hannah, 9 b. perhaps In 1770. On Nov. '?>, 1807, John Wilson of the 
Co. of Suffolk, and Henry Wilson and Hannah Wilson of the Co. 
of Norfolk, for #150 conveyed to Thos. Nightengale, cordwainer, 
of Quincy, a certain house standing and being in Quincy between 
two roads, formerly the properly of Mr. John Wilson late de- 
ceased, being in the crock of the roads Leading to the •• six hun- 
dred acres " so called. (Norfolk Co. Deeds, vol. xxxi, fol. 192.) 
No further record found. * 

Capt. John, b. Feb. 1!>. 1 7 7 >' ; settled in Boston in 1801, where he 
followed the occupation of pilot for sixty years, and then retiring 
from business, returned to his native town of Quincy, where he 
ci. Jan. 26, L865, aged 86 yrs. l l mo-. 7 ds. ( Records of Quincy.) 
II" had three wives and seventeen children, but only one boh had 
issue, viz.. Capt. Joseph 11. I'.- 10 i>. about L833, from 1865 to 1*:><> 
a pilot in Boston, who had an only son. Edward Smith, 11 !). in Bos- 
ton, Sept. l. r >, is.")!), the las* male descendant in America, bearing 
the family name, of Rev. John 1 Wilson of Boston. 

Henry, i> in 1781 ; was a cordwainer in Quincy, where he d. 
July 26, 1847, aged <"><; yrs.; m. (1) (int. rec. at Weymouth, Oct. 
1, 1802) Amity liadlam. who d. Sept. .">. 1803, aged 22 yrs.. 1 
ing an infant who d. six days later. By a - I wif \ of whose 

marriage no record has been found, he had children who d. in 
infancy on Sept. 25, 1807, and Oct. 26, 1807. II" probably left uo 


Communicated by Gerald FoThergill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from Vol. 60, page 340.] 

Passengers on the Brig George of New Bedford, bound for New York. 
in addition to the list before laid before the Privy Council, sworn at Dub- 
lin, 29 Aug., 1803, Jacob Taber, Master. 

Peter Roe aged 30 Ross Mercbant 

Stephen French " 45 Carrick on Suir 

Hugh Madden " 30 Dublin Clerk 

Mat 8 Joyce " 18 



Passengers engaged to sail on board the Brig George of New Bedford, 
Jacob Taber, Master, for New York, sworn at Dublin, 29 Aug., 1803. 

John O'Brien 
Mich 1 Bannon 
John Lyons 
Mark Evans 
Ann Evans 
James Hennesy 
Patrick Doyle 
Bernard Fitzpatrick 
His wife & child 
Hen>' OHara 
Peter Roe 

aged 28 



" 23 



" 30 

T till a more 


" 30 

Queens county 



his wife 

" 25 



" 20 



" 36 



« 23 



" 30 




Passenger Lists to America, 


Shepherd French aged 45 Carrick on Suir merchant 
Mat s Joyce " 18 Dublin clerk 

Passengers of the American Ship Susan, John O'Connor, Master, from 
Dublin to New York, sworn 6 Sept., 1803. 

Abraham Bell 

aged 28 

New York 



Robert Bleakly 

" 26 


linen merchant 


Dav d " 

" 24 


a a 


M rs Mathews 

« 45 



Simon Felix Gallagher 

" 45 

Catholick pastor 


John Carbery 

" 36 

Danish Island 



John Watters 

« 27 




James Hornidge 

" 25 

New York 



John Curtis 

" 28 


super cargo 


Thomas Roberts 

« 25 




John North 

" 36 




Laurence Toole 

" 22 




Walter Fleming 

" 21 

New York 



Hugh Maddin 

" 23 




Roger Morris 

" 28 




William Sedgwick 

" 36 




Arthur Fulham 
Jane Hughes 
Mary Kelly 

" 1 2 




" 22 


-- — ■ 

" 40 

A_J\J VV 1J. 



Mary Mathews 

" 12 



Mary OBrien 

" 9 



Ann " 

" 8 
« 22 



J* nil 

Eliza Langley 



Margaret Nowlan 
Biddy OConnor 
Mary Lark in 

" 22 



— — 

a 14 



" 16 


Mary Ann Reilly 

" 22 



List of passengers 


the Fortitude of New 

York, Hezekia Pinkham, 

Master, bound for New 

York, sworn at Cork, 1 Sept., 1803. 

John Sullivan Scully 

aged 35 Cork 


Mary " " 




wife to same 

James Ryan 


34 Ban try 


Mary " 




wife to same 

James Long 




shop keeper 

Denis Sullivan 




a a 

Corn " 





John Barry 





Mary Ilarte 


40 Cove 

sailors wife 

Mary Ilarte 




child to same 

John Harte 




it u 

Tho 8 Johnson 


30 Cork 


Mary Stewart 





W" Devayne 


60 I 

Sxter Devon 

j low in Cork gentleman 

1 [arriott " 




daughter to same 

Charlotte " 




it a 

James Hughes 


30 Richmond, America, now in Cork, 


Mary " 



(( u 

wife to same 


Passenger Lists to America, 


A List of Passengers of the 


American of New York, f 

rom Londc 

derry to New York, sworn 

at Londonderry, 10 Sept., 1803. 

John Patton 

aged 34 

New York 


Robert Boreland 





Mary " 





Hannah McGhee 





Edward McGowan 



Tamlaght, Derry 


William Dunn 





Thomas Buchannon 





John Donahy 



N T Lamavady 


John Patterson 





Mathew " 





George " 





Eliza " 




James Dougherty 





James Cormick 





Rebecca " 





Alexander McKinley 





John Tor bet 





Thomas Miller 





David " 





Marth " 




Eliz b " 





Robert Foster 





Martha Foster 





William Browne 





Margaret Browne 





Philip McGowan 



Gleek Tamlaght 


Grace " 





Philip " jun r 




John M c Kenney 



New York 


David Birket 





William Beatty 



New York 


George Lindsey 





William Cook 





Isaac Cockran 



New York 


James M c Farland 





Alex M c Intire 



Waterside, Londonderry 


Edward M c Clary 



Tamlaght, Derry 


Mary McGhee 





Additional list of Passengers intending to proceed to New York on board 
the American Ship Susan, from Dublin, sworn 13 Sept., 1803. 

John Price 

aged 35 

New York 

Surgeon Cabbin 

Thomas Dawdal 



Labourer Steerage 

John Gavan 



Attorney " 

Tho s Flood 



Clerk " 

Andrew Flinn 



Clerk " 

Patrick Sennott 



Farmer " 

Francis Murphy 



Farmer " 

Owen " 



a a 

Andrew Connor 



Merchant " 


Passenger Lists to America. 


aged 20 

Names of persons who wish 
of Philadelphia, indorsed from 

Ephraim Lee 
Edw d Lee 
Hugh Gably 
Rob* Walsh 
Alex r Fulton 
Tho s Kelly 
Edw d Donelly 
Will Lowry 
Tho s Service 
Sarah Dawson 
Marcus Toole 
Jane Toole 
John Dodds 
Henry Wilson 
John Thompson 
Patrick Mullan 
James Strachan 
John Johnson 
Nath 1 Byst 
Jane Develin 
Roger " 
Patrick M c Key 
Alex 1 ' Stewart 
James Ganet 
Mathew Timoly 
Tho s Armstrong 
Mary Armstrong 
Tho s Mathews 
Eliza " 
Joseph Wilson 
John Pumphy 

to go to Philadelphia in the Snow George 
Belfast, sworn 22 Sept., ISO:). 

Kilishandon co. Cavan Farmer 

































Killinchy co. Down 

Downpatrick " 














Gen cany 





















































A List of Passengers on board the Betsy for New York, sworn at Newry, 
22 Sept., 1803. 

James Kilheath aged 25 



Jane " i 

< 26 


Pat Murray i 

< 28 



Sarah " ' 

1 26 


Robert Smith ' 

1 28 

CI o ugh 


Jenny " ' 

< 26 


James Conwell ' 

< 28 



Catherine " ' 

< 27 


Anthony " * 

' 26 



Bernard " * 

< 25 



Jeremiah " ' 

< 21 



Mick Burns * 

' 25 



George Tedford ' 

< 28 




< 28 



Rachael Weston ' 

' 20 

Charlestown, America 


Pat M c Cullough ' 

< 26 




Passenger Lists to America. 


Sally M c ullough 

aged 27 


Pat Cassidy 





John Humphry 



Richmond, America. 

At present in Lisburn, 
Ireland. Merchant 

Owen M c Uraney 





James Moore 





Nelly Small 




Sam 1 Patterson 





of Magerdroll 


A List of Passengers who have engaged to go in the Brig Lady Wash- 
ington, John Luscombe, Master, from Belfast to Charleston, sworn 22 
Sept., 1803. 

Jane M°Cance of Blackumi^o, So. Carolina 

William Craig of Mageradroll, Co. Down 

Agnes Craigh his Wife, child & servant boy, of Magerdroll 

Hugh M c Cance 

Elizabeth " his Wife 

Hugh " his Son 

Samu 1 " " 

Jane " his Daughter 

John Blackwood of Clou^h 

David Bell of Belfast, Co. Antrim 

Sam 1 Carson " " " 

Arthur ONeill of Drumarra, Co. Down 

Sam 1 Leslie of Kilmore " 

Will m Leslie " " " 

John Wilson & Wife of Ballycam " 

William Hoey of Ballykill, Co. Antrim 

John Young of Glenary, Co. Antrim 

John Sherlock " " " 

Sam 1 Rabb of Ballinahurch " 

Thomas Caldwell of Broad Island 

William Caldwell " " " 

Widow Lamont " Charleston, S° Carolina 

John Lowry of Garvagh, Co. Down Farmer 

age 54 



























































A List of Passengers of the ship Independance who have contracted to 
take their Passage to New York in the said ship being of the burthen of 
300 Tons and upwards, Mathias Fleming, Master, sworn at Londonderry, 
31 Oct., 1803. 

Edward M c Kelvy aged 35 Farmer 
M rs M c Kelvy " 35 House Wife 

Three Children to the above 
Luke Crevon as:ed 20 Labourer 

Roger Creyon " 18 " 

John C Steward " 24 Farmer 
Francis Wood " 26 Labourer 

Isabella Wood with her infant Child 
Thomas Leary aged 28 Farmer 
Michael Leary " 20 


L Kenny 



L Kenny 





Passenger Lists to America. 


Rose Caffry 

aged 18 



Thomas Laughlin 





Thomas Caffry 





John Hopkins 




L Kenny 

John Fisher 





W m Latemore 





Mary Latemore 




James Ward 





Henry Tory 





Jaseph Robinson 





Marg* Miller 





Mathew M c Dole 





T. M c Dole 





List of Passengers intending to go to Norfolk in America with the Ship 
Venus, Resolve Waldron, Master, Burthen 246 Tons, sworn at Dublin, 
14 Nov., 1803. 

John Sherman a 

ged 18 

Merchant Dublin, 

No 13 Little Britte 

Edward Rooney 




< Smithfield, No. 45 

George M c Entire 
M rs M c Entire 




sician 17 Crampton Court 

a a it 

Edward Dempsy 



Farmer Klimbullock, Kings Co 

Thos Dempsy 
Mary " 
Esther " 






Judy " 




Catherine " 




Thos Best 



Gent n hmithfield 

List of Passengers 


board the 

Fortitude bound to New York, s 

at Cork, 18 Feb., 1804. 

Margaret Mahony 
Anne " 

aged 30 
" 9 

her daughter 


Goody Burke 





Ellen " 



her daughter 


Edward " 



her son 


Biddy " 
Denis u 



her daughter 
her son 



John Buen 




County Waterford 

Pierce Corbett 




a a 

Sam 1 Grace 




" Cork 

Thos Mackay 
Ellen " 



his wife 

a a 
a n 

Ellen " 



her daughter 

a a 

Thos Brien 




a a 

Thos Brook 




a a 

Denis Klanigai) 




" Limerick 

List of Passengers going to New York on the George of New Bedford, 
sworn at Belfast, 25 Feb., 1804. 
Andrew Smith aged 24 farmer Downe 

James Sprowl " 30 " " 


Descendants of John Burbanlc. 


Alexr Cochran 
Agnes " 
Elenor Martin 
Margt Fleming 
W m Hinger 
Peter OHamill 
Thomas Duncan 
John Johnston 
John Crothers 
W m Crothers 
Rt " 

Thos Gray 
Jane Gray- 
Hans Wilson 
Edw Templeton 
Jane Templeton 
John Dawson 
David Kea 

aged 36 




farmer Downe 

spinster & four children from 1 to 8 years old 













spinster & four children from 1-8 years old 













[To be continued.] 



By Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq , of Westfield, Mass. 

1. John 1 Burbank was made a freeman at Boston, Mass., May 13, 

1640, and lived at Newbury, Haverhill, and Rowley, Mass. He was 
allotted 50 acres of land at Suffield (then in Massachusetts), July 17, 
1674, and settled in Feather Street. 

He married first, Oct. 15, 1663, at Newbury, Susannah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Susannah (Jordan) Merrill, who died Oct. 10, 1690, at 
Suffield; married second, at Springfield, July 15, 1692, Sarah, widow of 
John Scone, of Westfield, and daughter of Elisha Hart, who died Aug. 19, 
1692; and married third, at Springfield, Jan. 9, 1693-4, widow Mehitable 
Sanders (Suffield records say Saunders of Windsor), who died Feb. 24, 
1727-8. He died June 1, 1709, not far from 70 years old. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Timothy, 2 b. May 30, 1668, at Haverhill. 

2. ii. John, b. Aug., 1670. 

3. iii. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 4, 1673-1. 

Child by third wife, born at Suffield : 

iv. Susanna, b. Nov. 23, 1695; d. Dec. 19, 1752, at Westfield, Mass.; 
m. in 1726, Ebenezer 3 Phelp s (Isaac, 2 George 1 ), b. 1687, d. 1757. 

2. John 2 Burbank (John 1 ) died Mar. 25, 1729, aged 58, at Suffield, 
where he had been town treasurer, selectman, and held other im- 
portant offices. He married, Dec. 21, 1699, Mary, daughter of 
Launcelot and Joanna (Adams) Granger, born at Newbury, Mass. 
His widow, Mary, married second, July 3, 1734, John, born 
Oct. 22, 1672, died May 18, 1737, at Suffield, son of Capt. Anthony 












140 Descendants of John Bnrbanh. [April, 

Children : 

John. 3 I). Feb. 18, 1701. 
Abraham, b. Sept. 8, 1703. 
Joannah, b. Aug. 19, 1705. 
Mary, b. May 26, 1707. 
Timothy, b. Aug. 1, 1709. 
Caleb, b. Dec. 21, 1712; d. Aug. 10, 1716. 

Lois, b. Jan. 15, 1714-15; m. .Mar. 24, 1734, Richard, b. Mar. 31, 
1708, at Windsor, son of Atherton and Mary Mather. 

3. Ebenezer 2 Burbank {John 1 ) lived at Suffield, Conn., and there 

married, Oct. i), 1699, widow Rebecka Pritchard, who was ad- 
mitted to the church in 1721. 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer, 3 b. Aug. 5, 1700; d. Dec. 26, 1722, at Hanover. 

ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1702; d. Feb. 23, 1721. 

iii. Thankful, b. Sept. 3, 1704; m. July 10, 1727, Joseph Pomeroy. 

iv. Anna, b. Oct. 5, 1707; d. Dec. 7, 1710. 

v. Lidia, b. Oct. 5. 1710; d. Oct. 22, 1710. 

vi. Caleb, b. May 30, 1712; d. June 13, 1712. 

vii. Noah, b. Sept. 6, 1713. 

viii. Dinah, b. June 1G, 1719. 

4. John 3 Burbank (John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Suffield, Conn., and there 

married, Jan. 3, 1732-3, Rachel, born Feb. 13, 1707-8, at Suffield, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Ilovey) Austin. 
Children : 

i. Theode, 4 b. Oct. 2, 1733; d. June 11, 1741. 

ii. John, b. Jan. G, 1731-5; d. May 27, 1741. 

iii. Rachel, b. Jan. 22, 1737; d. July 4, 1741. 

iv. Mary, b. Apr. 3, 1739. 

7. v. Ebenezer, b. May 5, 1741. 

vi. John, b. July 5, 1743; probably lived at Granby, Conn., and m. in 
1798, Asenath, dau. of Edward and Asenath Chapin of Springfield, 
vii. Daniel, b. Mar. 27, 171-4. 
viii. Theode. 
ix. Seth. 
x. En as. 
xi. Joel. 

5. Abraham 8 Burbank (John 2 John 1 ) lived at Suffield, Conn., where 

he was captain, and died Nov. 20, 1767. His estate in Connecticut 
and Massachusetts inventoried over £3,970. lie married. Jan. 31, 
1728, Mehitable, daughter of Nathaniel and Mehitable (Partridge) 
Dwight, who was born Nov. 2, 1705, at Northampton, and died 
Nov. 20, 17G7, according to Suffield records, on same day as her 
Children : 

i. Mehitable, 4 b. July 28, 1729. 

ii. Abia, b. Jan. 5, 1731-2. 

iii. ELENOR, b. Apr. 4, 17.">4. 

8. iv. Si! km, 1). May 21, 17. 6. 

9. v. Abraham, b. Feb. 24, 1738-9. 
vi. Ruth, b. Aug. 26, 1741. 

vii. ANNE, b. Aug. 20, 17 I I ; d. Dec. 27, 17(17. 

C>. Timothy 8 Burbank (John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Suffield, and there mar- 
ried, May 14, 17*');>, Esther llanehelt. 

1907.] Descendants of John Burbank. 141 

Children : 

i. Sibbil, 4 b. Feb. 18, 1734-5; cl. June 30, 1741. 

ii. Ashbel, b. Nov. 11, 1737; d. July 1, 1741. 

iii. Esther, b. Oct. 31, 1739 ; cl. June 22 or 23, 1741. 

iv. Sibbil, b. Oct. 20, 1741. ' 

v. Ashbel, b. Feb. 8, 1743-4; cl. Nov. 15, 1744. 

vi. Ashbel, b. Sept. 8, 1745. 
10. vii. Timothy. 

viii. Thomas (probably), m. Oct. 18, 1779, at Springfield, Elizabeth 
Higgins of West Springfield, and had: Sarah, 5 b. Apr. 14, 1781, 
and Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1783. An Elizabeth Burbank was bapt. at 
Springfield, Oct., 1803, aged 21. Thomas 4 was probably father of 
Solomon, who m. Dec. 31, 1812, at Turkey Hills, Roxana Lankton 
of West Springfield, where they settled. 

7. Ebenezer 4 Burbank (John, 3 John,' 2 John 1 ) lived at Suffield, and there 

married first, Mar. 31, 1768, Cliloe Allen, who died May 5, 1769, 
aged 55 ; and married second, May 30, 1771, Eunice, born Apr. 20, 
1750, died Mar. 9, 1841, aged 91, daughter of Joseph, 2d, and 
Eunice (Seymour) King.- He died Nov. 8, 1803, aged 02. 
Children : 

i. Pelatiah Allen, 5 b. Apr. 28, 1760; cl. Bee. 30, 1825, aged 57; a 
captain; m. July 4, 1803, Elizabeth King, who cl. May 4, 1864, 
aged 84 ; had nine children, recorded at Suffield. 

ii. Joseph King, b. Aug. 17, 1772; lived at Suffield; m. Dec. 24, 1795, 
Esther Mcdcalf [Metcalf] ; had five children. 

iii. Ohloe, b. Apr. 9, 1774. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. June 23, 1776. 

v. John, b. July 4, 1778; lived at Suffield ; m. May 3, 1807, Sarah 
Sanderson; had six children. 

vi. George Anson, b. Mar. 1, 1784; cl. June 22, 1836, at Suffield. 

vii. Asenath, b. Mar. 26, 1787; cl. Nov. 15, 1842, aged 55. 

viii. Experience, b. Dec. 22, 1789. 

ix. Charlotte, b. May 28, 1792; d. June 8, 1867, aged 75. 

8. Shem 4 Burbank (Abraham 3 John, 2 John 1 ), a captain, died about 1800, 

at Granville, Mass. He graduated at Yale College in 1758, lived 
at Suffield, Conn., and married, Dec. 29, 1761, Anna Fitch. 
Children, born at Suffield : 

i. Thomas, 5 b. Oct. 3, 17G2. 

ii. William, b. Nov. 20, 1763; m. Delight ; had William,* who 

cl. July 25, 1793; buried at Suffield. 
iii. Anna, b. Dec. 15, 1764. 
iv. Lucy, b. June 11, 1766; d. Jan. 13, 1769. 
v. Abraham, b. Dec. 30, 1767. 
vi. Samuel Fitch, b. 1769; d. Jan. 1, 1770. 
vii. Lucy, b. Jan. 10, 1771. 
viii. Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1772. 
ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 20, 1774. 
x. George. 
xi. Robert. 
xii. Anx, was over 14 yrs. old in Oct., 1800, when her brother Henry 

was appointed her guardian. 

9. Abraham 4 Burbank (Abraham, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) graduated at Yale 

College in 1759. He lived at Feeding Hills, Agawam, Mass., and 
died there, Aug. 5 (or 6, gravestone), 1808, aged 69. He married 
Bethiah Cooley (one account says dishing), who died Dec. 23, (or 
22, gravestone), 1768, aged 28; and entered an intention of mar- 

142 Dickens Family. [April, 

riage at Springfield (which then included Feeding Hills), Oct. 13, 
1770, to Sarah, daughter of Col. Seth Pomeroy of Northampton. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Frances, 5 b. July 23, 1763; m. Sept. 22, 1785, at Feeding Hills, 
Alexander Wolcott of Springrield, later of Windsor ; had children. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Roland, b. June 15, 1772; d. Sept. 20, 1845, at Feeding Hills; m. 

(1) about 1800, Sophia , who d. Jan. 28, 1814, aged 37; 

m. (2) Feb. 16, 1815, Henrietta Palmer; six of his children d. 

very young, 
iii. James, b. Mar. 7, 1775 ; lost at sea, in 1805. 
iv. Arthur, b. Oct. 9, 1776; d. Jan. 11, 1777. 
v. Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1778. 

vi. Mary Pomeroy, b. Oct. 20, 1779 ; cl. July 14, 1851. 
vii. Arthur, b. Jan. 9, 1782; m. Nov. 27, 1810, at Feeding Hills, Sarah 

Bates of West Springfield, who was from Haddam, Conn, 
viii. Theoda Hunt, b. June 28, 1783; d. June 26, 1828. 
ix. Susanna, b. July 27, 1785; d. Mar. 21, 1841. 

10. Timothy 4 Burbank ( Timothy, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Agawam, Mass., 
and was a sergeant in the Northern army of the Revolution, July 9 
to Aug. 12, 1777/ Later, he was a captain. 

He married first, Dec. 6, 1770 (Agawam church record), Lydia 
Roe of Springfield, who died Dec. 23, 1773, aged 23, and is buried 
in the Old North burying-ground at Agawam, as are her children 
Lydia and David ; and married second, Hannah Ripley of Windham, 
who died Feb. 16, 1805, aged 52, and is buried at Feeding Hills, 
with an infant, Anne. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Lydia, 5 d. Sept. 4, 1771. 

ii. David, b. Mar. 11, 1773; d. Mar. 11, 1777. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Anne,j1. Jan. 19, 1782. 

iv. Lydia, bapt. June 29, 1783, at Agawam; m. Feb. 13, 1809, Elijah 

Belcher of Berkshire, N. Y. 
v. Hannah, bapt. Jan. 30, 1785. 
vi. David, bapt. Sept. 3, 1786; m. Oct. 26, 1808, at Feeding Hills, 

Nancy Morley. 
vii. Christopher, bapt. Jan. 26, 1791; m. Nov. 1, 1813, at Feeding 

Hills, Lucia Leonard, who cl. July 20, 1826, aged 34 ; was a colonel; 

cl. Oct. 19, 1851, aged 60, and is buried in Feeding Hills old ceine- 

viii. Frances, bapt. July 24, 1792. 



By Matt Bushnell Jones, LL.B., of Newton Center, Mass. 

1. Jeremiah 1 Diggins was living in Hartford, Conn., as early as Apr. 
18, 1677, on which date he brought action vs. Thomas Cadwell for detain- 
ing land appointed to his wife Mary by the executors under the will of 
Edward Ktcbbiiis. His wife, Mary, was daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 

1907.] Dickens Family. 143 

Cadwell and granddaughter of Dea. Edward Stebbins of Hartford. She 
was born Jan. 8, 16G0, and died at Windsor, Conn., Nov. 9, 1736. 

On Mar. 11, 1678-9, he sold one-third part of seven acres of land given 
by Dea. Edward Stebbins and his wife Frances to the three children of 
Thomas Cadwell. This was apparently an exchange for land at Podunk in 
Windsor, where he was living as early as April, 1681. 

In the will of Robert Morris of Hartford, dated Nov. 9, 1684, bequests 
are made to Jeremy Diggins and his three children, Mary, Jeremy and 

His name appears frequently in Windsor deeds until 1730, when he 
conveyed land " unto my obedient grandson Jeremiah Diggons the third 
of Windsor." He died Nov. 23, 1736. 

Children : 

i. Mary, 2 b. about 1677-8. 

2. ii. Jeremiah, b. about 1678-9. 

iii. Elizabeth, probably younger than Jeremiah, b. before 1684. 

iv. Thomas, b. after 1684; m. Dec. 31, 1719, Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1691, 
clau. of Hezekiah Loomis. No record is found of any children, 
and probably there were none. The inventory of his estate was 
filed Apr. 2, 1720, and his brother Jeremiah was appointed admin- 
istrator, May 3, 1720. 

2. Jeremiah 2 Dikins (Jeremiah 1 ), born 1678-9, died Jan. 22, 1745, in 

his 67th year, and is buried in the East Windsor Hill Cemetery, 
where his gravestone says lie died Jan. 23, 1744-5. He married 
Rebecca, born Feb. 7, 1691-2, daughter of Edward Elmore (see 
their deed of Jan. 13, 1737, of " the lot laid out to Edward Elinor 
father of said Rebekah," Windsor Deeds, vol. 7, page 75). 

His estate was settled Apr. 2, 1745, by agreement signed by the 
widow, the three sons, and Thomas Kilbourn for the daughter. 

Children : 

3. i. Jeremiah, 3 1707. 

4. ii. Joseph, b. Apr. 2, 1710. 

iii. Mary, m. Thomas Kilbourn of Middletown, Conn., of whose estate 
her brother John was an administrator, Dec. 8, 1762. 

5. iv. John, b. 1717. 

3. Jeremiah 3 Diggens (Jeremiah, 2 Jeremiah 1 ), born at Windsor, Conn., 

in 1707, died there Aug. 30, or 31, 1757, aged 50. His will, dated 
June 15, 1757, names wife Mary and minor son Augustus. Feb. 
12, 1737-8, he voted as a proprietor of Windsor, in the right of 
" my grandfather Diggons." 

His wife, Mary, was daughter of John Smith of Windsor (see 
Digest of Hartford Probate Records, vol. 3, page 648). 

Children : 

i. Mary, 4 d. June 8, 1752, aged 10 yrs. 

ii. Augustus, a minor in 1757, was living in Windsor in 1772, when he 
was chosen lister, but prior to 1774 he removed to Enfield, and 

was living there in 1797 ; m. Sebra , and had a dau. Mary* b. 

in Enfield, Aug. 30, 1785. 

iii. Theodore, d. Mar. 22, 1753, aged 6 yrs. 

iv. John, d. Aug. 1, 1751, aged 2 yrs. 


4. Joseph 3 Diggins (Jeremiah, 11 Jeremiah 1 ) was born at Windsor, Apr. 

2, 1710, and died Feb. 9, 1791. He was a pupil of Rev. Timothy 

Edwards. He served as Sergt., under Capt. Ebenezer Grant, upon 

an " Expedition into ye Frontiers," Dec. 19, 1745 ; and was com- 

vol lxi. 10 

144 Dickens Family. [April, 

missioned Ensign, Oct., 1749. It is said that Gov. William Frank- 
lin was quartered at his house, under a juvenile guard, during his 

He married, first, about 1735, Elizabeth, born Oct. 2, 1711, died 
Dec. 22, 1769, daughter of William Stoughton. This marriage was 
against the wish of the bride's father, and Edwards refused the 
communion to the young couple, and refused to baptize their child- 
ren, unless Diggins should make public confession of his "scandalous 
offence." The church seems to have taken the young man's part, 
and endeavored in every way to persuade the pastor to recede. A 
lengthy controversy ensued, which finally developed into a trial of 
the pastor's power and right to negative a vote of the church. The 
struggle continued for several years, and is fully recorded in " A 
Narrative of the Troubles in the Second Church in Windsor from 
the year 1735 to the year 1741," a manuscript of Gov. Roger 
Wolcott in the possession of the Connecticut Historical Society at 

In 1740, Diggins had his "children" baptized by Rev. Mr. 
Woodbridge of the East Hartford Church, but was later received 
back into the East Windsor Church. 

He married second, Esther , who died Nov. 3, 1801, aged 


Children : 

6. i. Oliver, 4 b. about 1735-6. 
ii. Jerusha, m. Luke Wolcott. 
iii. Naomi, b. Aug. 8, 1741; m. Juue 30, 1763, Samuel Tudor; d. Oct. 30, 

iv. Ann, d. July 3, 1752, aged 5 yrs. 3 mos. 
v. Tryphena, d. July 28, 1752, aged 3 yrs. 1 mo. 

5. John 3 Diggins {Jeremiah,' 2 ' Jeremiah 1 ), born in 1717, died at Chat- 

ham (now Portland), Conn., Aug. 20, 1773. He was prepared for 
college under Rev. Timothy Edwards, and graduated at Yale in 
1740. He was called "Captain." His first wife was Hannah 

, who died at Middletown, June 5, 1754, aged 24; and he 

married second, Ann , who survived him and died Apr. 23, 

1813, in her 87th year. 

Children named in the settlement of his estate : 

i. Wells. 4 

ii. Hannah, m. Dr. Thomas Wells. 

6. Oliver 4 Diggins (Joseph, 8 Jeremiah? Jeremiah 1 ), born about 1735, 

died at Weathersfield, Vt., in 1ST.), where lie settled in 1781. His 
will, dated June 15, 1815, probated Mar. 13, 1819, names nine of 
his children. He married, Sept. 20, 1758, Mehitable, daughter of 
Hezekiah and Mary (Stoddard) Porter, lie was a soldier in the 

Children, the last six perhaps not in order of birth : 

i. Martin, 6 d. Apr. 2."), 17$), aged 3 mos. 

ii. Martin, b. about, L760; served in the Revolution; m. Abigail ; 

el. in Weathersfield, Feb. 2;;, 1846, aged 86; had children. 
iii. Luke, bapt. May 9, 1762 ; of Bartford, Conn., iu 1801; m. Camilla, 

dau. of Richard Skinner. 


Tingey and the Merchant Captains, 


iv. Russell, bapt. Dec. 17, 1763; m, Sibyl 

cl. in Windsor, Dec. 

24, 1802; had children : Esther, 6 Betsey, Bhoda, and Olive. 
v. Tkyphena, m. in 1785, Ezra Butler, afterwards Governor of Vt. 
vi. Mehitable, unmarried in 1815. 
vii. John. 

viii. Elizabeth, perhaps m. Thomas Reed of Weathersfield, Vt. 
ix. Jerusha, m. Benjamin Reed, Sr. ; cl. Jan. 23, 1834, aged 61. 
x. Naomi, m. in 1790, James Josliu ; d. Jan. 13, 1845. 
xi. Anna. 


Communicated by Hon. Frank Warren Hackett, A.M. 

The following extract from the letter book of Captain Thomas 
Tingey of the Navy, preserved at the Navy Department, Washing- 
ton, affords a glimpse of the extent of our weakness, as a naval 
power, in 1799. Captain Tingey could not leave his station to 
convoy this fleet of vessels ; nor had he a ship to spare for the 
performance of that duty. His conduct was subsequently approved 
by the President. The incident is not without historic interest ; 
and the list of shipmasters may be worth preserving in the Reg- 
ister : 

St. Christophers 27th June 1799 
Thomas Tingey, Esq 1 '., 

We the undersigned American Masters of Vessels now 
laying in this port, and ready for sea with valuable cargoes which if arrive 
safe in America will pay a large sum to the Revenue — This fleet now to 
sail being bouud home will probably keep far to the Eastward, which being 
an indirect course for those bound to America, and a great detention — 
We humbly petition you would take us under your convoy 

John Bulkley 

Robert Tate David Forster 

H. Church 
Elliot Deering 
Will™ Goodshall 
Elehu Doley 
Sam 1 Tibbals 
J. Hempstead 
Thos Dyson 
Tho s MacCray 
Jerem : Buckman 
Will m Hugans 
Sam 1 Gillpatrick 
Asael Riley 
Lewis Paterson 
Asa Benton 
Josias Carver 

Rob* Johnson 
W m Cowell 
Nath 1 L Terry 
Nath 1 Boush 
John Hammett 
John Tittle 
Will m Rush 
Eben r Gove 
Joseph Hewes 
J. Prentiss Jun r 
Step 11 WhitehousS 
Rich d Price 
Thos Attarick 
Jeremiah Thorndike 
Gideon Rea 

Zenos Rogers 
Jason Bordman 
Rob* Ilsley 
Valentine Pease 
H. Winchester 
Josias Barron 
Josiah Simpson 
Sam 1 Ingersoll 
Simeon Bray 
Peter Fry 
Sol m Hopkins 
Eben zr Graves 
Rich d Dixey 
Sam 1 Nolan 
Allan Drinkwater 
Peleg Tupper 

146 Tingey and the Merchant Captains. [April, 

Ganges at St. Christophers 27 June 1799 
Gentlemen : 

Your favor of this morning was duly handed to me, and has been ma- 
turely considered 

It would have given me infinite satisfaction, to have anticipated your 
wishes, by an immediate offer of my services, and the protection of the 
Ganges, to the extent of your desires. But considering the tenor of my 
orders and the situation of the station, I am constrained to advise you to 
prepare and sail with the British convoy of to morrow, proceeding with 
them as far as latitude 26° N : and on parting with them, to shape a Course 
far westerly for 24 or 36 hours. 

I have reason to expect more of our public force hourly, and should any 
arrive under my direction they shall be sent with you. If a senior officer 
comes I shall with much pleasure attend you myself. But as the time is 
so short, I cannot help repeating my desire that you do not fail to embrace 
the opportunity of the British Convoy. 

I am with regard Gent n 

Your obed* serv* 
To Captains Thomas Tingey 

John Bulkley, Robert Tate 
and all the Commanders of American 
Vessels now at St. Christopher. 

In a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, dated " Ganges, at sea 
off St. Bartholomews, 29th June [1799]," Captain Tingey says: 

About noon [27th June] a deputation from the masters of the American 
homeward bound vessels call'd on me with a written request to convoy 
them home. I convinc'd them that I could not attempt it consistent with 
the tenor of my orders, and advis'd them to take benefit of the British 
Convoy, at least to latitude 26° N. assuring them at the same time I would 
certainly go that far with them myself, were it not that the a'foremention 01 
convoy would answer their purpose. I told them farther that should any 
public ship arrive, that might be under my command, she should proceed 
with them. 

They urg'd that the greatest danger lay from Bermudas to Cape Ilatte- 
ras and wish'd me to proceed with them — a measure in my mind so ex- 
tremely incompatible with my orders, that a compliance would justly have 
forfeited my Commission. They appear'd satisfied, but at evening call'd 
again, to know if I had reconsidered the matter. I assur'd tliem I had 
very maturely, and felt assurance that I had no right of election as to the 
steps I should pursue — as the convenience of the convoy, about to sail, 
would go farther with them than I dare do. I offer 'd them if they would 
wait, or call at dawn of the morning on board I would give a written an- 
swer for their justification. 

I mention these matters more particularly, and inclose copies of theirs 
& my letter, as, although these gentlemen, while, with me appear'd satis- 
fied and behav'd with much politeness — yet I am told that to my Officers, 
when out of my presence, they spoke with much acrimony, and threat' ned 
to publish my refusal of Protection. 

I should hold my Commission el' very little estimation indeed if it were 
to subject me to the capricious orders of every score commanders of Mer- 
chant vessels that might meet together. 

(£f///ff//rr(^- \77 Qy<£ft //ir (Z 

1907.] Edmund Farwell Slafter. 147 


By Charles Knowles Bolton, A.B. 

The death of Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, on September 22, 1906, 
removed from the religious and social life of Boston a stately and 
genial personality. Dr. Slafter had for years taken an active part 
in the affairs of many organizations, varied in the character of their 
work and widely useful. The last paper which he read before the 
Massachusetts Historical Society was a thorough study of the Eng- 
lish "Book of Sports, " issued by James I. in 1618, and in the ru- 
ral life of its period. Although then a man of ninety, Dr. Slafter's 
voice was clear and steady, and his appreciation of humor as marked 
as it ever had been. This well-preserved old age was a constant 
source of quiet pleasure to him ; he lived simply and methodically, 
and loved to tell others how to live to attain four score and ten. 

Dr. Slafter has given in the * Memorial of John Slafter, with a 
genealogical account of his descendants, ' (Boston, 1869) some- 
thing of his ancestry. J ohn Slau ghter (the ugh pronounced as in 
laugh) came from Great Britain to Lynn about 1680, and to Con- 
necticut about 1716. A son Samuel, one of the original proprietors 
and first treasurer of Norwich, Vermont, had twelve children ; 
among them were Eunice Slafter, the great-grandmother of John Gr. 
Saxe the poet, and John Slafter of Norwich, grandfather of Dr. 
Slafter. This John Slafter was a trusted patriot, who carried out 
in his district the difficult task of taking possession of and confiscat- 
ing the property of tories. As a soldier and as an administrator he 
was so much employed that he with difficulty found time to carry 
on properly his large and successful farm. His wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Edmund and Mary (Farwell) Hovey of Mansfield, Con- 
necticut, brought to the family a sturdy Massachusetts ancestry. 
Their son Sylvester, an intelligent farmer and fruit grower of Thet- 
ford, Vermont, was the father of the subject of this sketch. Mr. 
Slafter lived in the fine old parsonage of Rev. Asa Burton, D.D., 
and revered his life and work to such a degree that the child Ed- 
mund must have felt the influence of that clergyman's honored ca- 

Edmund Farwell Slafter was born in Norwich, May 30, 1816, 
the seventh of the ten children of Sylvester and Mary Armstrong 
(Johnson) Slafter, and was baptized by Rev. Dr. Burton. He 
was fitted for college at Thetford Academy, and graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1840. After studying theology at the Andover 
Theological Seminary, he served as rector of St. Peter's Church, 
Cambridgeport, from 1844 to 1846. A short term followed as rec- 
tor of St. John's Church, Jamaica Plain, from 1846 to 1853, and 

148 Edmund Farwell Shifter. [April, 

then Dr. Shifter withdrew on account of ill health ; thenceforth he 
devoted himself to the American Bible Society as superintendent 
for the Protestant Episcopal Church (1857-1877), and to other 
charitable and scholarly pursuits. He married, August 16, 1849, 
Mary Anne Hazen, the daughter of Charles Hazen of Boston, and 
grand-daughter of the Hon. William Hazen of St. John, New 
Brunswick. Through marriage this branch of the Hazen family has 
wealthy and distinguished connections in England and Germany. 

The work of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
held his interest from the days of his becoming a member, Decem- 
ber 4, 1861. To its welfare he gave many years as a member of 
committees, as Corresponding Secretary from 1867 to 1887, as a 
Director from 1867 to 1889, and as a frequent writer for the Reg- 
ister. Historical studies filled much of the time of his later life. 
He was an incorporator of the Prince Society in 1874, sixteen years 
after its organization, and as President was for many years its mov- 
ing spirit ; to him directly or indirectly belongs the chief credit for 
many of its valuable monographs. He edited or wrote for the se- 
ries : " Sir William Alexander and American Colonization " (1873), 
a complete history of his efforts to plant colonies in this country, es- 
pecially in Nova Scotia, and on Long Island, from 1621 to 1641 ; 
1 Voyages of the Northmen to America ' ; (1877), a translation of 
the Icelandic Sagas, with an explanatory and historical introduction 
and notes; and 'John Checkley ; or, The evolution of religious 
toleration in Massachusetts Bay" (1897). Dr. Slafter also wrote 
the Memoir to accompany Champlain's Voyages, which appeared as 
part of the series. Among his lesser papers were sermons " On the 
occasion of the death of Gen. Zachary Taylor, " and on " The plant- 
ing and growth of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United 
States " ; pamphlets on f The assassination Plot in New York in 
1776"; "Copper coinage of the Earl of Stirling, 1632"; "The 
Landing of the Hessians, 1776"; f Royal memorials and emblems 
in use in the Colonies before the Revolution " ; f Prehistoric copper 
implements " ; and " The Vermont Coinage." His Discourse de- 
livered on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society is still an important source 
of information relating to its early days of work and usefulness. 
Another publication which bears testimony to the breadth of interest 
in his studies is entitled : " History and Causes of Incorrect Latitudes 
as recorded in the Journals of early writers, navigators and explor- 
ers. ' He also fulfilled the kindly office of biographer for several 
of his friends, including Fitch Edward Oliver, M.D., Charles W. 
Tuttle, and Rev. William S. Bartlet. With writing and study 
came membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Prince So- 
ciety, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Boston Numis- 
matic Society, the Royal Historical Society in England, and many 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 149 

other organizations. He also served on the Sehool Committee in 
Roxbury and in West Roxbury. 

Dr. Slafter was very active in Boston, and yet continued his in- 
terest in the Academy and the College of his youth. ^ He devoted 
much time to research, writing, and editing, and, as the years 
passed, his horizon widened and his circle of friends increased. 
Ever a good executive, he possessed also that native shrewdness 
which delights in the honorable accumulation of a competency, and 
in the management of property. He enjoyed his leisure because he 
found so many means of employing it for the present generation and 
for posterity. The less arduous duties of the clergyman he fulfilled 
to the end of his ninety years, serving the diocese of Massachusetts 
as registrar from February, 1884, and as an assistant to the rector of 
Trinity Church, assisting regularly in the communion service. The 
large and valuable Diocesan Library owes its origin and growth en- 
tirely to him. Dartmouth College gave him the degree of A.M. in 
1865, and that of D.D. in 1890* 

Rev. Dr. Shifter's funeral was conducted by Bishop Lawrence, 
assisted by the rector of Trinity and two other clergymen ; the burial 
was at Forest Hills Cemetery. His wife died many years ago, 
leaving no children. He bequeathed a fine painting of himself* to 
the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a considerable estate to 
literary and charitable societies, including the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. His home for many years had been at 249 
Berkeley Street in Boston. He died in Hampton, New Hampshire. 

ANTS. , 

By Joseph Gardner Bartlett Esq., of Boston. 

The surname Jones ranks first in number among the family names 
of Wales, one Welshman in seven bearing the name ; in England 
it holds second place, being barely exceeded in frequency by Smith ; 
and among the old family names of New England it is outnumbered 
only by Smith, Brown, Johnson, Clark, White, Davis, and Williams. 

Being of patronymic derivation, it came into use as a hereditary 
family surname during the fifteenth century ; and being almost al- 
ways of Welsh origin, it is found in England most frequently in 
those counties nearest to Wales. 

Over fifty colonists bearing the name, progenitors of families, set- 
tled in New England before 1700, most of whom came from England, 
although doubtless the majority were originally of Welsh descent. 

* The accompanying portrait, from a plate loaned by the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, is engraved from the painting. 

150 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [April, 

1. Hugh 1 Jones, progenitor of the particular Jones family herein 
treated, was born about 1635, came to New England about 1650, and set- 
tled in Salem, Mass., where he resided the rest of his life, and died about 
1688. The following deposition secured presumably to establish a claim to 
some property in England, affords authentic particulars of his origin and 
emigration : " These presents are to certifie unto whome it may concerne 
that wee Thomas Cromwell and John Cromwell whoe have beene long in- 
habitants here in the towne of Salem, in ye countie of Essex, heare in New 
England, doe testifie that wee have known Hugh Joanes, as one coming 
from England in ye same shipp with us into the contry above thirty yeares 
agoe (and as we understood abord Mr. Stratum's ship) that he came from 
AVincanton and was servant to Mr. Robert Gutch : and his sister and Eliza- 
beth Due and Margaret "White and James Abbott and John Vining as wee 
understood came from the same place : and the same Hugh Joanes that 
came along with us into ye contry is now liveing. Taken upon the corpo- 
rall oathes of ye sd Thomas and John Cromwell in court at Salem the 27 
of June 1682. And alsoe ye sd Hugh Joanes then personally appeared in 
Court being in health. Attestes Hilliard Veren, Clerk." (Essex Co. 
Deeds, vol. vi, fol 28.) 

Wincanton is a small parish in Somersetshire, England, of which the 
existing registers do not begin until 1636. 

His ,k service " with Robert Gutch was perhaps as an apprentice ; and 
after its expiration, it appears that he was for a while in the employ of 
Thomas Gardner of Salem, as in June, 1660. he made a deposition in re- 
gard to the estate of Joshua Conant beginning, " I Hugh Jones doe witness 
that while I lived with my master Mr. Gardner," etc. ; also, in Nov., 1661, 
Hugh Jones, aged 25 years, testified in regard to a colt " formerly owned 
by my master Mr. Gardner." (Essex Co. Court Files.) About this time 
he married, and on Nov. 18, 1661. received from the town a homestead 
grant of about three acres of land near the brook running down to the 
mill. (Salem Town Records, Essex Institute Hist. Coll., vol. xl, p. 114.) 
This land " Hugh Jones, planter," sold to William Robinson of Salem, on 
Apr. 22, 1673 (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. iv, fol. So); and on Apr. 13, 1674, 
he bought of Thomas Gardner, five acres in the " North Neck," formerly 
the property of Henry Skerry. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. iv, fol. 54). No 
records are found of his possession of any other land. 

Hugh 1 Jones appears to have been a farmer, and a man of small property 
and humble position in the community ; and the struggle for existence must 
have been a strenuous one in rearing his large family on his small estate. 
His descendants for five generations lived mostly in Middlesex and Worces- 
ter Counties, Mass.. and Hillsborough County. N. H. They were a vigor- 
ous, hardy, long-lived race of fanners and blacksmiths, reared large families, 
were continually pioneers to new settlements on the advancing frontiers, and 
most of them were at some period engaged in the military service. None 
of them obtained a liberal education or acquired more than local distinction. 

The record of the decease of Hugh 1 Jones has not been found, but it 
may be surmised that he came to a mysterious end. as. during the Salem 
witchcraft trials in 1692, Elizabeth Booth deposed that the uneasy ghosts 
of four murdered persons appeared to her; and that " the spectre of Hugh 
Jones assured her that Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor killed him because he had 
a poght of syder of her which he had not paid her for." (Essex Insti- 
tute Hist. Coll., vol. ii, p. 19S.) 

About 1694, Mary, the widow of Hugh 1 Jones, removed with most of 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 151 

the children to the northern part of Woburn.* On May 7, 1694, William 
Butters and Samuel Snow, Jr., gave bonds to the amount of £150 to the 
town of Woburn to secure the town against any expense for Mary Jones, 
John Jones, Sarah Jones, Rachel Jones, and Hugh Jones, all formerly of 
Salem, whom they had been entertaining. (Woburn Town Records, vol. 
iv, p. "26.) It seems probable that Butters and Snow had married Rebecca 
and Abigail Jones, to cause their interest in the rest of the family. 

An inventory of the estate of Hugh 1 Jones was returned in Dec, 1688, 
with an additional inventory in Nov., 1690. (Essex Institute Hist. Coll., 
vol. iv, p. 175, and vol. v, p. 44.) 

He married first, June 26, 1660, Hannah, born Feb. 21, 1640-1, died 
May 10, 1672, daughter of John and Margaret Tompkins of Salem; and 
married second, Dec. 31, 1672, Mary, baptized Mar. 29, 1649-50, died in 
Woburn, May 29, 1717, daughter of John and Martha (Tompkins) Foster 
of Salem, who was a cousin of his first wife. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah, 2 b. Feb. 9, 1060-1; d. Oct. 1, 1662. 

ii. Sarah, b. in 1662; d. Oct. 12, 1062. 

iii. Sarah, I). Apr. 30, 1G03; d. soon. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1004. 

v. Mary, b. Jan. 30, 1005-6; ra. Jan. 1, 1083-4, John, b. Sept. 28, 1003, 

d. in 1713, son of John and Judith (Cook) Pudney of Salem. They 

lived in Salem, and had at least five children. 

2. vi. John, b. Aug. 4, 1007. 

vii. Deborah, b. Mar. 10, 1009-70. 

3. viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 30, 1072. 

Children by second wife : 

ix. Rebecca, b. Oct. 15, 1073; probably m. in 1080, William, b. in 10G5, 
d. Feb. 0. 1740, son of William and Sarah Butters of Woburn, who 
lived in Woburn and Wilmington, and had nine children. 

x. Abigail, b. Jan. 7, 1674-5; probably m. in 1691, Lieut. Samuel, b. 
Feb. 8, 1009-70, d. Dec. 19, 1743, son of Samuel and Sarah (Wil- 
son) Snow of Woburn, who lived in Woburn until 1724, and then 
removed to Ash ford, Conn., where his widow, Abigail, d. Jan. 12, 
1747, having had eight children. 

xi. Hannah, b. May 17, 1077; no further record. 

xii. Rachel, b. Apr 17. 1079; d. Dee. 10, 1715; in. Aug. 5, 1090, Daniel, 
b. July 9, 1674, d. July 7, 1717, son of Samuel and Sarah (Wilson) 
Snow of Woburn. They lived in Woburn, and had seven chil- 

xiii. Sarah, b. July 10, 1081 ; d. Feb. 13, 1771 ; m. Dec. 20, 1700, Abraham, 
b. Feb. 17. 1072-3, d. Dec. 18, 1753, son of Abraham and Mary 
(Ad ford) Jaquith of Woburn. They resided in Woburn and Wil- 
mington, and had fifteen children. 

4. xiv. Hugh, b. in 1083. not recorded. 

xv. Lydia, b. Feb. 20, 1084-5 ; no further record. 

2. John 2 Jones (Hugh 1 ), born in Salem, Aug. 4, 1667, lived there un- 
til about 170o, and then removed to Framingham. On Mar. 1, 
1713-14, John Tarbell, Sr., of Salem, claimed two commoners 
rights in the rights voted by the town in 1702 for his own house 
and the house of John Jones on Humphrey's farm. (Salem Com- 
moners Records, Essex Institute Hist. Col]., vol. xxxvi, p. 227); 
and on Dec. 28, 1726, John Jones of Framingham, husbandman, 
for £5 acknowledged conveyance to John Tarbel of all his rights in 

* The compiler is indebted to Arthur G. Loving, Esq., and Miss C. H. Abbott for 
assistance on the Woburn and Andover families. 

152 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [April, 

the common lands of Salem, " bein" that right which was allowed for 
my dwelling house in Salem in the middle precinct of said Town." 
(Essex Co. Deeds, vol. xlvi, fol. (50.) 

John 2 Jones served in Sir William Phipps's unsuccessful expe- 
dition against Quebec, in 1600; and his name appears on a copy of 
a list of petitioners, in 1737, for a grant of land for this service. 
(Register, a?ite, vol. xxx, p. 192.) No settlement of his estate is 
to be found. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1696-7, Marah, or Mary, Knowlton of Read- 
ing, who was admitted to the Framingham church, May 17, 1717. 

Children : 

i. John, 3 b. June 11, 1706; d. young. 

5. ii. John, b. July 15, 1709. 

3. Samuel 2 Jones (Hugh 1 ) was born in Salem, Apr. 30, 1672, and re- 

moved to Woburn about 1694, where he passed the rest of his life 
as a farmer, and died in 1753, over 80 years of age. But little infor- 
mation has been found of him. His will, dated Oct. 18, 1733, pro- 
bated Dec. 24, 1753, names wife Abigail, daughter Abigail Tay, 
sons Samuel, Ebenezer, and Jonathan, and son Joshua who received 
the homestead and was residuary legatee and executor. His mar- 
riage is not recorded, but his wife, to whom he was married about 
1695, was Abigail, born Apr, 4, 1677, daughter of Samuel and 
Sarah (Wilson) Snow of Woburn, as appears by a deed in which 
the eldest son, Samuel Jones, speaks of land formerly of " his grand- 
father Samuel, Snow." (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxxiii, fol. 1.) 
Children : 

6. i. Samuel, 3 b. Nov. 19, 1696. 

7. ii. Ebenezer, b. June 18, 1699. 

8. iii. Jonathan, b. July 26, 1702. 

iv. Abigail, b. June 6, 1708 ; d. Sept. 26, 1778 ; m. Jan. 2, 1723-4, Lieut. 
William, b. Oct. 25, 1700, d. Dec. 8, 1780, son of Nathaniel and 
Bathsheba (Wyman) Tay of Woburn. They resided in Woburn, 
and had eleven children. 

v. Joshua, b. Jan. 31, 1711-12; inherited his father's homestead in 
Woburn, where he resided during his long life; accumulated a 
considerable estate, and was prominent in town affairs, holding 
the office of selectman twelve years; d. Jan. 28, 1790; m. Apr. 26, 
1737, Abigail, b. Apr. 14, 1716, d. May 17, 1809, dan. of Ephraim 
and Grace Waters of Woburn. They had no children. In his 
will, dated Feb. 24, 1785, probated Mar. 10, 1790, he directed that 
his wife Abigail should have half of his dwelling house, and 
suitable maintenance for life, with remainder and reversion 
to his "friend and kinsman" William Abbot of Woburn, ap- 
pointed executor, who had married, in 1761, Elizabeth Tay, 
niece of the testator; the account of the executor states that 
after Sept. 20, 1796, the widow Abigail ceased to live with him, 
but went to live with Jonathan Jones (a <rrand-nephew of her 
husband, and son of Jonathan, 4 No. 21). (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

4. Hugh 2 Jones (Hugh 1 ), born in Salem, in 1683, went to AVoburn with 

his mother, about 1694, and resided for nearly forty years in that 
part of the town set off in 1730 as Wilmington; but on Apr. 18, 
1733, he purchased of Gov. Belcher a farm of 187 acres in 
Dracut, whither he removed, and died about 1770. as his son Hugh 
was called " junior " up to 1769. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxxvi, 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 153 

fol. 252.) No record of his death or settlement of his estate has 
been found. His marriage is not recorded, but his wife was Hannah, 
born Dec. 24, 1688, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Pierce) 
Wilson of Woburn. On Dec, 17, 1729, Hugh Jones of Woburn 
et al., sons-in-law to Samuel Wilson, late of Woburn, conveyed to 
their brother-in-law Samuel Wilson all their interest in the estate 
of their father-in-law. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxix, fol. 328.) 
Children : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. Dec. 17, 1711 ; d. after 1782; m. Jan. 19, 1731-2, John 

Taylor of Woburn, b. about 1710, cl. after 1782. They settled in 

Dracut, and had eight children, 
ii. Hannah, b. Apr. 16, 1714; m. (int. rec. Aug. 26, 1736) Joseph, b. 

July 28, 1712, son of Joseph and Sarah Coburn of Dracut. They 

lived in Dracut, and had seven children. 
9. iii. David, b. July 27, 1716. 

10. iv. Jonathan, b. Jan. 20, 1718-9. 

11. v. Nathan, b. Apr. 13, 1721. 

12. vi. Nathaniel, b. June 5, 1723. 

vii. Mary, b. Mav 11, 1725 ; d. about 1758 ; m. as his first wife (int. rec. 
Mar. 7, 1746-7), Dea. Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1722-3, d. Sept. 20, 1769, 
son of Dea. Nathaniel and Hannah (Merriam) Fox of Dracutv 
They lived in Dracut, and had six children. He m. (2) (int. rec. 
Oct. 18, 1760) Mrs. Mary Durin, who d. Dec. 22, 1761, leaving one 
child ; and m. (3) (int. rec. Sept. 20, 1765) Mrs. Ruth Jaquith of 
Pelham, by whom he had one child. 

13. viii. Hugh, b. July 7, 1727. 

5. John 3 Jones (John, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Framingham, July 15, 1709, 
inherited his father's farm, which he occupied until his death, in 
1778. His name appears as private in Capt. Jeremiah Belknap's 
company of Framingham militia, on a roll dated April 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 314.) 

His will, dated Apr. 15, 1778, probated Jan. 5, 1770, names sons 
Samuel and John ; daughters Sarah Stow and Elizabeth Winch ; 
Isaiah Fairbanks, husband of deceased daughter Mary,, and her two 
children Mary and Daniel Fairbanks; and youngest son Daniel 
Jones, to whom was left the homestead and all other real estate. 
(Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married first, Sarah, born Feb. 12, 1709-10, daughter of 
Matthew and Sarah (Page) Gibbs of Framingham, who died soon, 
without issue ; and married second, Nov. 16, 1738, Elizabeth Gibbs, 
sister of his first wife, who was baptized Oct. 20, 1717, and died in 

Children by second wife : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Jan. 16, 1738-9; cl. June 16, 1830; m. (1) Nathaniel, 
b. Sept. 28, 1739, d. Mar. 24, 1774, son of Thomas and Anne Stow 
of Grafton ; they settled in Charlton, and had six children ; m. (2) 
as his second wife, Nov. 16, 1786, Jonas, b. Nov. 17, 1744, d. in 
the Spring of 1811, son of Uriah and Sarah (Oakes) Ward of 
Sturbridge ; they lived in Charlton, and bv her he had no children. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1741; d. Apr. 2, 1833; m. Silas, b. July 29, 
1744*. cl. Sept. 19, 1834, son of Daniel and Abigail (Reed) Winch 
of Framingham. They resided in Framingham, and had six chil- 
dren recorded. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1744; cl. about 1775; m. in 1772, Isaiah, b. in 
1745, d. in 1832, son of Jabez and Susanna (Corning) Fairbanks 
of Holliston ; they settled in Grafton, and she left two children. 
After her death, he had three more wives, and at least nine more 

154 Descendants of Iluyh Jones. [April, 

14. iv. Samuel, b. Nov. 18, 1746. 

15. v. John, b. Nov. 10, 1751. 
1G. vi. Daniel, b. Aug. 31, 1755. 

6. Capt. Samuel 8 Jones {Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, Nov. 19, 
1696, lived in bis native town until about 1731, wben be removed 
to that part of Marlborough wbich in 1784 became Berlin, where 
be settled on a large farm formerly owned by Solomon Keyes. 
Here he became a prominent man, served as selectman in 1747 and 
1748, was commissioned captain of one of the local military com- 
panies, and died Apr. 3, 1769. 

In his will, dated Feb. 8, 1760, probated May 16, 1769, he styles 
himself "gentleman," mentions wife Susanna, eldest son Samuel, 
sons Jonathan and Silas, two youngest sons Timothy and Nathan, 
to whom was given land in Narragansett No. 6, eldest daughter 
Susanna Tay, daughters Esther Taylor and Sarah Jones, and 
"faithful and dutiful fourth son Ichabod," to whom was bequeathed 
the homestead. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married, May 23, 1722, Susanna, born Jan. 14, 1700-1, died 
Sept. 17, 1795, daughter of Capt. Edward and Sarah (Walker) 
Johnson of Woburn. 

Children : 

i. Susanna, 4 b. Jan. 30, 1722-3; d. Mar. 15, 1803; m. William, b. July 
11, 1726, d. Mar. 17, 1795, son of Lieut. William and Abigail 
(Jones) Tay of Woburn. They lived in Woburn, and had seven 

17. ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1725. 

iii. Esther, b. Dec. 14, 1727; d. June 10, 1801; m. Oct. 28, 1756, as his 
second wife, David, b. Sept. 17, 1723, d. Aug. 30, 1795, son of 
Lieut. Eleazer and Judith (Hapgood) Taylor of Marlborough. 
They lived in Shrewsbury until 1778, and then settled in that part 
of Marlborough which was later Berlin, on the farm formerly 
owned by his father-in-law, Samuel 3 Jones. They had three chil- 

iv. Ichabod, b. June 20, 1730 ; d. young. 

18. v. Jonathan, b. Mar. 18, 1731-2. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1733-4; m. Nov. 26, 1761, Micah, b. Mar. 31, 
1735, son of Eleazer and Elizabeth (Goodale) Hathorn of Marl- 
borough. They lived in Lancaster until after the Revolution, and 
then removed to Boylston, where he d. in 1803, leaving nine chil- 

vii. Lieut. Ichabod, b. Mar. 11, 1735-6; d. of small-pox, May 14, 1778; 
unmarried. He served as private in Col. Abraham Williams's co. 
of Marlborough militia, in 1757 (Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 326), 
and was sergt. and lieut. in the Revolution. He occupied the pa- 
ternal homestead, which he inherited by his father's will, and 
dying intestate, his brothers and sisters were his heirs. On May 
23, 1778, Susanna, relict of Samuel Jones, Sr., late of Marlborough, 
William Tay and wife Susanna of Woburn, Jonathan Jones and 
wife Elizabeth of Brookline, Samuel Jones, Timothy Jones, and 
Nathan Jones of Bolton, Silas Jones of Templeton. and Micah 
Hathorn and wife Sarah of Lancaster, conveyed to David Taylor 
of Shrewsbury all their interest in the estate of Ichabod Jones, 
late of Marlborough. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vo*l. lxxxii, fol. 25.) 

19. viii. Silas, b. May 7, 1738. 

ix. Lieut. Timothy, b. Apr. 0, 1740; lived in Marlborough, Bolton, 
and in Berlin where he was selectman in 17S7, and d. in 1822, 
probably unmarried, lb- was a private in Col. Abraham Williams's 
co. of Marlborough, in 17.">7, and served in the Revolution as 
a lieut. His will, dated Mar. 10, 1815, probated Aug. 6, 1822, 

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gave to his friend Asa Witt and his family, of Berlin, the use of 
the dwelling late the property of his brother Jonathan Jones, 
until Asa Witt, Jr., became 21 ; also £100 to said Asa Witt, Jr., at 
21 ; all residue of his estate to Timothy Jones, 2d, of Berlin, 
yeoman. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 
x. Nathan, b. Aug. 1, 1742; lived in Marlborough, Bolton, and in 
Berlin where he d. in 1803; m. in Nov., 1767, Mary, b. Aug. 14, 
1734, dau. of John and Martha (Carter) Bruce of Woburn and 
Marlborough. They left no issue. He served as private on the 
Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775. His will, dated Dec. 27, 1802, 
probated in 1803, gave to wife Mary house, furniture and main- 
tenance for life; one dollar to each of his brothers and sisters, or 
their representatives, viz., to the heirs of Samuel Jones, deceased, 
to Jonathan, Silas, and Timothy Jones, to Susanna Tay, to the 
heirs of Esther Taylor, deceased, and to Sarah Hathorn ; residue 
and reversion of estate to nephew Calvin Bruce. (Worcester Co. 
Probate.) Calvin Bruce was a grand-nephew of the wife of the 

7. Capt. Ebenezer 3 Jones (Samuel? Hugh^^oYW in Woburn, June 18, 
1699, lived in his native town, and also in Wilmington, acquiring 
extensive estates in both places, and at one time maintaining a 
tavern in the latter town. (Middlesex Co. Court of Sessions, 
Apr. 8, 1746.) He was an enterprising and prominent man, but 
gained his chief distinction in the military service, the traditions 
among his descendants, of his prowess in the Indian Wars, being 
confirmed by the military records. He served as Lieut, in Capt. 
Joseph Richardson's company, in the Spring of 1755, and as captain 
from Sept. 9, 1755, to Jan. 3, 175(5, on the first expedition against 
Crown Point. (Mass. Archives, vol. xciii, p. 236, and vol. xciv, 
p. 84.) On Mar. 13, 1758, he was appointed captain of a company 
on another expedition against Crown Point, and while scouting 
near Fort Edward, on July 20, his company was ambushed by the 
Indians at Half- Way Brook, and he and many of his men were 
killed. (Mass. Archives, vol. xcvii, p. 208 ; also Register, ante, 
vol. x, p. 308.) His will, dated May 20, 1758, probated Mar. 12, 
1751), names wife Phebe, sons Ebenezer and Jacob, daughters 
Elizabeth, Phebe, and Joanna, and children of daughter Abigail, 
deceased, formerly wife of William Thompson. (Middlesex Co. 

He married first, Nov. 18, 1719, Elizabeth, born Dec. 10, 1693, 
daughter of Robert and Joanna (Farrar) Dale of Woburn, who 
was the mother of all his children ; and married second (intention 
recorded July 13, 1746), Phebe, born about 1702, died in June, 
1764, daughter of Zerrubbabel and Grace (Symonds) Endecott of 
Boxford, and great-granddaughter of Gov, John Endecott. 

Children bv first wife : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Aug. 31, 1720; d. in 1759; m. (int. rec. Aug:. 8, 
1742) Samuel, b. in 1713, d. about 1702, son of Martyn and Ruth 
(Endecott) Herriek of Lynnfield. They lived in North Reading, 
and had nine children. By a second wife, he had four more chil- 

ii. Phebe, b. Mar. 18, 1721-2; d. Apr. 1, 1722. 

iii. Phebe, b. Mar. 19, 1722-3; m (int. rec. Sept. 30. 1743) Benjamin, 
b. Nov. 24, 1721, son of Joshua and Mary (Carter) Sawyer of 

iv. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 8, 1724; d. Jan. 29, 1724-5. 

l-">6 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [April, 

v. Maj. EBENEZEB, b. probably in 1727; lived in Woburn and in Wil- 
mington, where he d. in 1791. Like his father, he was prominent 
in military affairs, serving as sergt. in his father's company, in 
1755, in the first expedition against Crown Point, and as ensign 
in the same company on the Crown Point expedition of 1758, 
being promoted to lient. after his father's death. lie also served 
as major in the Revolution. Mis will, dated Aug. 8, 1778, pro- 
bated Dec. 6, 1791, mentions no children, and gives his whole 
estate to his wife Rachel. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) He m. 
July 19, 1759, Rachel, b. Oct. 25, 1736, d. about 1830, dau. of Jacob 
and Elizabeth (Damon) Sawyer of Reading, by whom he had no 
children. She m. (2) June 10, 1795, as his third wife, Jonathan, 
b. Nov., 1745, d. Jan. 17, 1790, son of Joshua and Rachel (Varnum) 
Thompson of Wilmington. 

vi. Abigail, b. June 29, 1729; d. Sept. 15, 1757; m. Nov. 24, 1747, 
William, b. Oct. 19, 1723, d. in .May, 1808, son of Dea. James and 
Abigail (Hamlet) Thompson of Wilmington. They lived in Wil- 
mington, and had five children, He m. (2) Jan. 12, 1762, Mary 
Baldwin, by whom he had four more children ; and after the 
Revolution, removed to Chester, Vt., where he d. 

vii. Joanna, b. probably in 1731; d. Oct. 10,1794; m. (int. rec. July 16, 
1748) David, b. Mar. 26, 1729, d. in 1799. son of David and Anna 
Cnmmings of Topslield. They lived in Topsfield a few years, but 
settled in Woburn about 1756, where he established a tannery, 
carried on by his descendants for several generations. They had 
twelve children. He in. (2) Apr. 16, 1795, Chloe (Green-Trask) 
Harrington of Lexington. 

viii. Samuel, b. about 1733? A Samuel Jones was private in Capt. 
Ebenezer Jones's Woburn company, from Sept. 15 to Dec. 17, 
1755, on the first Crown Point expedition. (Mass. Archives, vol. 
xciv, p. 84.) This Samuel cannot be placed among the descend- 
ants of Hugh Jones unless he were a son of Capt. Ebenezer, 
and if so, must have died unmarried soon after this service. 
20. ix. Jacob, b. Sept. 23, 1737 (family Bible). 

8. Lieut. Jonathan 8 Jones (Samuel,' 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, July 
26, 1702, located in the northern part of the town, which was es- 
tablished as Wilmington in 1730, and died there, May 24, 1753. 
He was a farmer and a man of enterprise, acquiring extensive 
landed property in Wilmington and in Monson, X. II.. and attaining 
the rank of Lieut, of the local military company. His will, made 
May 23, 1753, the day before his death, mentions wife Elizabeth, 
sons Jonathan and William, who had received their portion ; sons 
Joshua and David, to whom was left real estate in Wilmington ; 
sons Caleb and Josiali, who received lands in Monson, X. H. ; son 
Samuel, who was to have a trade and £13. G. 8 when of age; and 
daughters Martha Carter and Elizabeth and Mary Jones. (Middle- 
sex Co. Probate.) 

He married in Woburn, Aug. 7, 1721, Elizabeth, born about 1703, 
died after 1 7(55, daughter of William and Ruth (Richardson) Russel 
of Salem Village, and granddaughter of William Russel of Salem 
Village bv Elizabeth Nurse, his wife, whose mother, Rebecca Nurse, 
was a victim of the Salem witchcraft delusion of 1692. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Dec. 9, 1721 ; d. Feb. 18, 1738. 

21. ii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 20, 1722-3. 

22. iii. William, b. Aug. 2:;, 1724. 

23. iv. Caleb, b. Apr. 8, 1720. 

v. Martha, b. Aug. 13, 1727; d. Nov. 3,1812; m. Jan. 23, 1752, Nathan, 
b. Jan. 2, 1727-8, d. July 21, 1807, son of Ebenezer and Lydia 

1907.] Thomas Willett. 157 

(Butters) CajJgt.of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and 
had seven children, of whom Mary, b. Apr. 22, 1756, cl. Feb. 20, 
1853, m. Joseph Holt of Reading, and was the great-grandmother 
of the compiler, 
vi. Mary, b. May 15, 1729; d. Feb. 5, 1738. 

24. vii. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, 1731. 

25. viii. Josiah, b. Mar. 23, 1731. 

ix. Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1733; d. Mar. 3, 1738. 

x. James, b. Aug. 9, 1735; d. Feb. 14, 1738. 

26. xi. David, b. Apr. 29, 1737. 
xii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1740. 

xiii. Samuel, b. Feb. 27, d. Feb. 28, 1741-2. 

xiv. Mary, b. July 28, 1743; d. Dec. 8, 1809; m. Mar. 8, 1768, Ebenezer, 
b. Apr. 10, 1743, d. Oct. 2, 1809, son of Ebenezer and Deborah 
(Roberts) Foster of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and 
had no children. 

xv. Samuel, b. Aug. §7, d. Aug. 27, 1745. 

27. xvi. Samuel, b. Dec. 19, 1746. 

[To be continued.] 



By George Canning Burgess, A.B. 

It is a very difficult matter to arrive at any definite conclusion with re- 
gard to the details of the life of many of the earlier immigrants to the 
American Colonies, although they may have taken a very important part 
in colonial affairs. Evidently, the colonists were so engrossed in the exi- 
gencies of the work which immediately and persistently confronted them, 
that mere personal matters did not much concern them, or, if they did 
leave memorials behind them, they have long since disappeared. 

Even Bradford's History " Of Plimoth Plantation " is singularly free 
from purely personal mention, and only in the Appendix to the History does 
he mention in detail the individuals in the little company, and their increase 
and decrease. There are many of that memorable company whose names do 
do not appear on the pages of Bradford's History for a long series of years. 

Amongst the names of those who arrived at Plymouth during the early 
years of the settlement, and who became prominent in the colony, may be 
found that of Thomas Willett, the subject of this sketch. Savage (page 
557) says of Thomas Willett : " Thomas, Plymouth, was in his youth 
associated with the Leyden congregation, 1629, and came over, as I judge, 
in the Lion, 1632, embarked in June. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 94, 
where the official document makes his name Tobie Willett." Then follows 
a list of his children, and their marriages, and something of his personal 
history. Now, as Willett was in the employ of the Plymouth Company at 
the trading post on the Penobscot River previous to 1G32, Tobie Willett 
must have been quite another person from Thomas Willett. 

Daggett, in his History of Attleborough (page 51), says, " But little is 
known of him [Capt. Thomas Willett] previous to his emigration to this 
country. He was a merchant in his native country, and probably in his 
business travels had become acquainted with the Pilgri matin Leyden, was 
a sympathizer in their religious views, and had resided with them in Hoi- 

158 Thomas Willett. [April, 

land for some time prior to their exile to America. * He w 

one of the Last of the Leyden company, and came here probably about 
1G30, a very young man at the time of his arrival — perhaps twenty-one." 
This docs not seem to agree with itself. lie could hardly be " a merchant " 
iii his native country; be engaged in business travels to any considerable 
extent; reside with them for some time prior to their exile; and still 
arrive in this country at the early age of twenty-one! 

Bliss, in his History of Rehoboth (page 269), says that Willett arrived 
in this country about 1629, and adds that he had been bred a merchant, 
being at the time of his arrival eighteen or nineteen vears of age. There 
is amongst historians as much uncertainty about his parentage as about 
his age. 

It has been assumed by those who have hazarded a guess upon the sub- 
ject, that Thomas Willett was the son of Rev. Andrew Willett. The 
only foundation which I find for this assumption is an article in Vol. II. 
(page 376) of the Register, in which the author, probably Samuel Gard- 
nerDrake, writing of the Willett family says, u So far as our researches 
have extended we have met with but few instances of the name of Willett 
in English authors. There was an Andrew Willett, D.D., rector of Barley 
in the county of Herts, ' the author of more than forty treatises.' It is not 
at all improbable that he may have been the father of our Thomas Willett, 
as he had a numerous issue, and died in 1621." From this probability, as 
stated by an eminent authority, apparently come the statements of subse- 
quent writers who have referred to Willett's ancestry. But there is an 
origin much nearer the Pilgrim congregation at Leyden than the rector- 
ship of Barley. 

Rev. Morton Dexter in his ' ; Members of the Pilgrim Company at Ley- 
den," says: "In determining who belonged to their number the first step 
is to inquire who can be identified beyond any possible question. We 
know positively * * Bradford. Brewster, Carver, Winslow, and others. 
# * * xiie next step is to inquire who were associated with them 
in ways, and with a degree of closeness, which warrant the inference 
that in all reasonable probability these associates also belonged to the com- 
pany. * * * A third class, much more difficult to be determined, re- 
mains, — that of those who may have been members, but as to whom the 
evidence is less conclusive." (2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, xvii, pp. 

To the second class thus described would seem to belong a Thomas Wil- 
lett and his wife Alice, who originally came from Norwich, England, one 
of the centres of the Puritan movement, and for a time the home of Robert 
Browne who gave the name " Brownists " to the early separatists, and 
John Robinson, the beloved pastor of the Leyden congregation, but had 
resided at Leyden some years previous to 1622, and whose names appear 
as witnesses to betrothals of members of the Leyden congregation on the 
public records. The names of some of their children are given, but al- 
though no record has yet been found of the birth of a son Thomas to 
Thomas and Alice Willett, is it not reasonable to suppose that our Thomas 
Willett, who had so complete a knowledge of the manners, customs and 
language of the Dutch people, and who was afterward associated so closely 
with the Pilgrims, was born in the Leyden colony, and was the son of 
Thomas and Alice ? A color is given to this supposition, valuable onh 
far as it goes, %y the fact that our Thomas, who married Mary Brown, 
after naming his first daughter Mary, presumably after her mother, gave 

1907.] Thomas Willett, 159 

to three other daughters the names of the three daughters of Thomas and 
Alice Willett, viz. : Sarah, Rebecca, and Esther or Hester. Mr. Dexter 
states in " The England and Holland of the Pilgrims " (page 639), un- 
qualifiedly, that he was the son of Thomas and Alice Willett. 

There is little doubt, therefore, that Thomas Willett came to Plymouth in 
1629, and was one of the thirty-five that Bradford, both in his letters and 
his History, says were the last of the Leyden congregation to come over. 

Willett's will,* made April 26, 1671, says, "being going in the sixty- 
fourth year of my age," which would make him about twenty -two years 
of age in 1629, but his grave stone says he died August 4, 1674, in the 
64th year of his age. If these figures are correct he would have been 
only about nineteen years old at the time of his arrival in Plymouth. 
Whether he were twenty or only nineteen years of age, he seems to have 
had a thorough business training, and the power of inspiring confidence in 
his abilities, for almost at once he was placed by the government at Plym- 
outh in a delicate and responsible situation. 

Writing March 19, 1629, to Gov. Bradford, James Shirley, one of the 
merchant adventurers who had made the coming of the Pilgrims possible, 
proposed a partnership with one Edward Ashley, in a kind of " running 
plantation " as he phrased it, the object of the partnership being to secure 
a large profit in the fur business which Ashley was proposing to carry on 
under a patent which he controlled on the Penobscot. With regard to 
this proposition Bradford says : " But this bussines aboute Ashley did not 
a litle trouble them ; for though he had a wite & abillitie enough to men- 
age y e bussines, yet some of them knew him to be a very profane yonge 
man ; and he had for some time lived amonge y e Indeans as a savage, & 
wente naked amongst them, and used their maners (in w ch time he got 
their language), so they feared he might still rune into evill courses 
(though he promised better), and God would not prosper his ways." 
(History Of Plimouth Plantation, page 170.) 

But the burden of debt pressed hard upon the little community at 
Plymouth, and they were ready to adopt any scheme which seemed to 
them feasible and honest, to help them in their undertaking to pay off 

* In Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, vol. iii., part 1, page 114. The follow- 
ing is an abstract : — Loveing sonnes James, Hezekiah, Andrew and S:imuel appointed 
joint executors. Mr. John Saffin, my loveing friend Mr. Kobert Holmes, my deare 
brother in law Mr. James Brown, my deare son in law Mr. Samuel Hooker, and the 
Reverend Mr. John Myles, to be overseers. To sons James, Hezekiah, Andrew and 
Samuel, real estate, none of this property to be sold by any one until it has been ten- 
dered to the others, with the intent that said property may be inherited by those of 
my children and posterity that bear the name of Willett. To said sons or the survi- 
vors of them my library of books, divided equally, and all estate in Rehoboth or Swan- 
zey, except what I shall give to my grandson Samuel Hooker. To grandson Samuel 
Hooker, lands in Rehoboth. To grandson Thomas Saffin, lands in the jMarragansett 
country. To my son Hooker's six sons and to any other son born to him by his wife 
my daughter Mary, and to my son Saffin's four sons not already mentioned and to any 
other son born to him by his wife my daughter Martha, and to all such sons as shall be 
by my daughter Esther, lands at Narragansett. To my eldest son James Willett, 50£ 
or value thereof in lands to be paid by my three sons Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel. 
To my daughter Esther Willett, 50£ or the value thereof in lands to be paid by said 
three sons. To said daughter Esther, 100£ already promised as her marriage portion. 
To my four sons James, Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel, lands. To my three sons 
Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel, 50£ apiece toward their maintence in schools and 
other ways and means for attainment of learning. To grandson Samuel Hooker, 25£ ; 
to granddaughter Sarah Elliott, 50£ ; and to my old servant JohnPadducke, 10£. To 
the overseers of my will, 40s apiece. To the church at Plymouth 10£ ; to the church 
at Swanzey, 10£ ; and to the church at Rehoboth, £5. To the Reverend Mr. John 
Myles, 10£. The remainder of my personal estate to my seven children to be shared 
equally. Witnesses : Joseph Hurd and William East. John Saffin, merchant, of Bos- 
ton who wrote the will, concurred. Inventory : £2798. 14s. 7d. 

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160 Thomas Willed. [April, 

their debt in England. ." So," Bradford continues, " they, to prevente a 
worse mischeefe, resolved to joyne in y e bussines, and gave him supplies 
in what they could, & overlooked his proceedings as well as they could ; 
the which they did y e better, by joyning an honest yonge man, that came 
from Leyden, with him as his fellow (in some sorte), and not merely as a 
servante. Which yonge man being discrete, and one whom they could 
trust, they so instructed as keept Ashley in some good mesure within 
bounds." (Ibid, page 170.) This is the first reference which we have to 
Willett after he joined the Pilgrim congregation on this side, for the 
young man so discreet and trustworthy was our Thomas Willett, who at 
the age of nineteen or twenty was set to watch and keep within bounds so 
adroit and practised a rogue as Edward Ashley. 

The fears of the Pilgrim government regarding Ashley were soon real- 
ized. As Bradford says, "Ashley was taken in a trape, * * for trading 
powder & shote with y e Indeans ; and was ceased upon by some in au- 
thoritie, who allso would have confiscated above a thousand weight of 
beaver." This loss, however, they were not made to suffer. " It was 
also manifest against him" that he had been guilty of other evil practices, 
" so, to be shorte, they gott their goods freed, but he was sent home pris- 
oner." (Ibid, page 179.) 

The command of the post was now turned over to Willett, who seems 
to have managed the business in a satisfactory manner. A part of his 
duty was to come up to the westward with their shallop or pinnace to 
fetch a supply of goods which was brought over for the purpose of barter 
with the Indians, as well as for their own sustenance. In the year 1631, 
while Willett and part of his company with him were on one of these voy- 
ages, their house at Penobscot was robbed by the French, and all of their 
goods of any worth they carried away " to the value of £400 or £500 as 
the cost first-penny worth." No redress could be had. That was not the 
end of their troubles. 

Bradford says: u This year [1635] they sustained an other great loss 
from y e French, * * * and partly by threatening, & otherwise made Mr. 
Willett (their agente ther) to approve of v e sale of y e goods their unto 
him." (Ibid, page 207.) ' 

There followed an abortive attempt, under the command of one Girling, 
to drive out the French. As an example of sheer stupidity this mis- 
called militar}^ expedition bears off the palm. 

In a letter to Gov. Endicott of Massachusetts Bay, written Oct. 21, 1644, 
Sieur D' Aulnay gives an account of the capture, and in polite French phrases 
excuses it. It was himself, he says, who received the order to clear the 
coast from Nova Scotia to Pemaquid and Kennebeck of all persons what- 
ever, and met with Thomas Willett at Pemptagoet (Penobscot). I prayed 
him to be gone, giving him to understand, with as much civility as T could, 
that it was not a place for him to inhabit. I did him no wrong to force 
him to depart — seeing he possessed another's right. D'Aulnay, confusing, 
as many have done since, the Puritan and Pilgrim settlements, wrote to 
the Governor of Massachusetts asking the reason of the attack by Girling, 
but as D'Aulnay says (and what might have been expected), "He washed 
his hands of it and wrote that he knew not of it." 

This was the end of the trading post on the Penobscot River, and Willett 
returned to Plymouth. During his command at Penobscot, viz., July 1, 
1633, he was admitted as a freeman, aud in 1643 six acres of land were 

1907.] Thomas Willett. 161 

granted him for a house lot. This land was situated in the North Precinct 
of Plymouth, near Jones River (now Kingston), where he soon afterwards 
built a house which is now standing and occupied. 

The capture and destruction of the post on the Penobscot evidently did 
not wholly discourage Willett, for at Plymouth, July 6th, 1636, he mar- 
ried Mary, the daughter of John Brown, the elder one of the Assistants 
that year. 

Daggett, in his Sketch of the History of Attleborough (page 130), says 
that there is some reason to believe that he removed to Dorchester, and 
thence between 1641 and 1646 returned to Plymouth, and gives a list of 
the children of^ Thomas and Mary Willett born in Dorchester. But an 
inspection of Dorchester records shows that the name is Millett and not 

The experience which Willett had gained at Castine, on the Penobscot, 
was soon utilized by the Pilgrims of another sphere of action. As early 
as the year 1628, Bradford says, " Having procured a patente for Kene- 
beck, they now erected a house up above in y e river in y e most convenientest 
place for trade, as they conceived, and furnished the same with comodities 
for y fc end." (History Of Plimouth Plantation, page 157.) 

This place was called by the Indians Kouissinoc, meaning the place 
where many gather. It was situated at or near the place where now stands 
the city of Augusta, the capital of Maine. We know very little of the de- 
tails of the manner of living at these out posts of the Pilgrim fathers, 
how those who were stationed there passed the long dreary winters and 
the short pleasant summer season. A brief mention now and then con- 
nects some well-known Plymouth name with the spot. All the rest is 

We know that John Howland was in charge of the post at Kouissinoc 
in 1634; John Winslow, brother of Gov. Edward, in 1647; and Thomas 
Southworth in 1654. Thomas Willett was in command there after the 
disaster on the Penobscot in 1 635. Just when he assumed command we 
do not know, but he was certainly there in 1639, and probably did not go 
there until that date, for in 1638 he was on a committee with Gov. Brad- 
ford, Thomas Prence, Edward Winslow, and others of the town of Ply- 
mouth, " to dispose of the stock given by Mr. James Shirley to the poor of 

Winthrop, in his History of New England, writing of the events occur- 
ring in 1639, mentions Willett, and gives us a hint of the character of the 
man. He says, " At Kennebeck, the Indians wanting food, and there be- 
ing store in the Plimouth trading house, they conspired to kill the English 
there for their provision ; and some Indians coming into the house, Mr. 
Willet, the master of the house, being reading in the Bible, his counte- 
nance was more solemn than at other times, so as he did not look cheerfully 
upon them, as he was wont to do ; whereupon they went out and told 
their fellows, that their purpose was discovered. They asked them, how 
it could be. The others told them, that they knew it by Mr. Willet's coun- 
tenance, and that he had discovered it by a book that he was reading. 
Whereupon they gave over their design." (History of New England, vol. 
1, pp. 387-388.) 

Willett, probably, did not remain long at the Kennebeck, for he was 
back in Plymouth in 1640, when he was one of a committee to levy £4 
and 30 bushels of corn on the inhabitants of Plymouth and Green's Harbor. 
The next year he joined John Jenney, the miller, in building a small craft 

162 Thomas Willeit. [April, 

of fifty tons, the cost of which was to be £200, and of which Willett was 
to own one-sixteenth. This seems to have been the beginning of a very 
successful mercantile career, which embraced all the principal ports from 
Virginia to Holland in its scope. 

For the next ten years his home was at Plymouth, in that part of the 
town formerly referred to, where he had received a grant of one hundred 
acres of land in addition to the six acres there mentioned. This lot ad- 
joined the land of John Doane, the man who resigned the office of Assis- 
tant to become a Deacon in the church, believing the two offices to be in- 

Although Willett's home was in Plymouth, his activities went far afield. 
He bought and sold houses and land, and gradually extended his trading 
operations as far as the Dutch settlements at New Amsterdam. He was 
active in town as well as colony affairs, being constantly appoited on im- 
portant committees. 

March 7th, 1647-8, he became the successor of Myles Standish as Cap- 
tain of the military company at Plymouth. The order of the Court was 
as follows : — " The military company of the towne New Plimouth, haue- 
iug according to order, propossed vnto the Court 2 men for euery espetiall 
offise of thair band, the Court doe alow and aproue of — M r Thomas 
Willit for capptain, of M r Thomas South worth for lieutenant, of M r 
Willi Bradford, Junior, for insigne." Thereafter the names of Captain 
Standish and Captain Willett appeared together in the record of many 

The peculiar customs of those early days are shown by sundry records 
relating to Capt. Willett. He was on a committee to dispose of the town's 
cattle. His share was one half peck of corn to feed town's cattle. He was 
appointed to lay rates payable in corn or other commodities. Tar was one 
of these, and passed current at six shillings a barrel less than the price at 
Massachusetts Bay. He was engaged to furnish two coats and keep 
them in readiness to pay Indians for killing wolves. These and many 
others of the same kind appear upon the town records. 

In September, 1650, a commission was appointed to settle the bounda- 
ries between the English and Dutch colonies. The Governor of New Am- 
sterdam had so much confidence in Willett that he appointed him as asso- 
ciate with George Baxter (English Secretary to Peter Stuyvesant) to rep- 
resent the Dutch interests, while Simon Bradstreet and Thomas Prence 
represented the interests of the English. A ship which had been confiscated 
in a high-handed way by Stuyvesant was bought by Willett, who sent it 
on a voyage to Virginia and Holland. 

In 1651, Willett was elected one of the Governor's Assistants, in place 
of William Collier who had died. He held this position until 1665, when 
pressure of other duties compelled him to relinquish it. About the time 
that he was elected to this position, his father-in-law removed to the new 
settlement at Rehoboth, and Willett and his family accompanied him. He 
appears to have taken an active part in town affairs there as in Plymouth. 
He had large holdings of land on the Seaconnet River and near Middle- 
borough, besides the grants made to him at Rehoboth. His name appears 
in the records of Plymouth, Rehoboth, and New Amsterdam at about the 
same time, so that, considering the difficulties of travel in those days, he 
must have been a very active man. 

Events were shaping themselves in the New Netherlands which w^ere to 
bring into active use all his acquired powers and abilities. The Duke of 

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York had looked long with covetous eyes upon the rich but weak Dutch 
province of New Netherlands, and determined to annex it to the English 
possessions on the East. There was peace at the time between the two 
nations, but a small thing like that did not deter the England of the Stu- 
arts from siezing so helpless a prize. 

The first intimation which New Amsterdam had of these hostile designs 
was through Richard Lord, of Lyme, Connecticut, a merchant who was 
sending vessels both to Boston and New Amsterdam. He heard of the 
proposed expedition at the former place, and communicated the fact to 
Willett, with whom he was doing business. Willett hastened to Stuyve- 
sant, then in command of the city, and within an hour the burgomasters 
and schepens were in consultation with the brave old soldier devising means 
for defence. 

Tuesday morning, September 2, 1664, Gov. Winthrop of Connecticut, 
who had joined the English fleet, accompanied by his son Fitz John, Ex- 
Gov. Wyllys, Thomas Willett and two Boston gentlemen, visited the city 
under a flag of truce. Winthrop's mission was to use his utmost endeavor 
to persuade the Dutch governor into a peaceful surrender. Stuyvesant 
wished to fight even against such odds, but the citizens refused to stand by 
him, and New Amsterdam passed into the hands of the English without a 
gun being fired in its defence. 

The Commissioners of the King, who had been sent over to attend to 
the general welfare of the colonies and settle boundaries, entered upon 
the occupation of the city. The commission consisted of Sir Robert Carr, 
Sir George Cartwright, Col. Nicholls, and Samuel Maverick. Col. Nicholls 
was placed in charge. Almost the first duty which fell to him was to send 
an embassy to Fort Orange and Esopus, because it was considered of the 
first importance to secure for the English the friendship which the Iroquois 
cherished for the Dutch. 

Thomas Willett and Thomas Breedon, ex-governor of Nova Scotia, 
accompanied the expedition by request of the Commissioners, because they 
were accustomed to dealing with the Indians. The mission was entirely 

In the spring following the capture, Col. Nicholls set himself to alter the 
government of the city. That the change might be accomplished with the 
least amount of friction, Gov. Nicholls wrote from New York (so the new 
acquisition was re-named) to Thomas Prence, governor of Plymouth Col- 
ony, and requested that Capt. Willett may have such dispensation from 
his official engagements in Plymouth Colony as to be at liberty to assist in 
the modelling and reducing the affairs in those settlements into good Eng- 
lish, saying that " Mr. Willett was more acquainted with the manners and 
customs of the Dutch than any English man in the county, and that his 
conversation was very acceptable to them." Capt. Nicholls's request was 
granted, Willett resigned his office as Assistant, and rendered inestimable 
service in converting the Dutch Colony into an English one. Col. Cart- 
wright wrote to Col. Nicholls regarding this choice, u I am very glad that 
Mr. Willett intends to goe immediately to you (by whom I hope this letter 
will come safe to your hands), I believe him both a very honest and an able 
gentleman, and y* he will serve you both for a Mayor and a Counsellor." 

A memorable day now came in the history of the city of New York, 
when its Dutch government passed away by a single proclamation of Col. 
Nicholls. Governor, Schouts, Burgomasters, and Schepens were removed 
from office, and the English system of Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriff took 

164 Thomas Wlllett. [April, 

their places, to remain until the present time, except for the brief space 
of fifteen months, when New York, under the name of New Orange, came 
back again under the rule of the Dutch, in 1673. 

It was on the 12th of June, 1665, that Col. Nicholls issued his first 
proclamation establishing the new form of government. In part it was as 
follows : " I, Richard Nicholls, do ordain that all the inhabitants of New 
York, New Harlaem and the Island of Manhattan are one body politic 
under the government of a Mayor, Aldermen and Sheriff, and I do appoint 
for one whole year, commencing from the date hereof and ending the 12th 
day of June, 1666, Mr. Thomas Willett to be Mayor." 

Willett served faithfully during that one year, holding his Mayor's court 
regularly, and brought order and svstein out of a chaotic state of affairs. 
After an interregnum of one vear he served for another twelve months, 
aud then returned to Massachusetts. Here he returned to his old custom 
of buying tracts of land and even townships. With the Rev. John Myles 
he engaged in the founding of a new settlement, and in 1667, Willett's 
name appears the first on the list of persons to whom liberty was granted 
to become a township by the name of Swansey, and he and Myles are usu- 
ally styled the fathers of the town. 

Mr. Baylies, in his History of Plymouth County, says : " Even this first 
of city distinctions (referring to the Mayoralty of New York) conferred 
by that proud metropolis, did not impart more honor to his character than 
the address and good feeling manifested by him in effecting the peaceable 
settlement of the humble town of Swansey." 

In 1673, the Dutch, under Evertson and Burckes, re-captured New 
York, and for fifteen months it remained a Dutch province, long enough 
for those in power to confiscate all the estates which Willett held in New 
York and Albany. These he never regained. 

Willett continued to reside on his plantation at Swansey during the re- 
mainder of his life. He made his will April 26, 1671, as previously stated, 
in which he says, " God in mercye hath given me several children both 
sonnes and daughters & hath also blessed me with a liberal estate, being 
going in the sixty fourth year of my age." 

He died August 4, 1674, and was buried at the head of Bullock's 
Cove, in what is now East Providence, Rhode Island, where a rough stone 
with a rude inscription was erected to mark his grave. The inscription 
is as follows : " M. D. C. L. XXIV. Here lyeth the body of the worthy 
Thomas Willett Esq. who died August ye IVth in the LXIVth year of his 
age Anni. Who was the first Mayor of New York and twice did sustain 
the place." 

It will be noticed that both his will and his gravestone say in the 64th 
year of his age, although his will was written three years before his death. 

His wife, Mary, who died Jan. 8, 1669, is buried by his side. The in- 
scription on this stone, which says that she was his only wife, is certainly 
misleading, as he contracted a second marriage with Joanna, widow of Rev. 
Peter Prudden. 

Thomas Willett's descendants were numerous, and some of them distin- 
guished, but the claim of many (I mention Marinus Willett, a distinguished 
officer in the Revolutionary War and a Mayor of New York, a grandson) 
cannot be proved. 

Thomas Willett was a strong, able, God-fearing man. In his time 
amongst the foremost men of the Colony, but long ago he passed into the 
ranks of forgotten worthies. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas TarbelL 165 



Communicated by Charles Henry Wight, Esq., of New York City. 

[Continued from page 75.] 

11. William 4 Tarbell (John* John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married (1) at Bil- 

lerica, Feb. 19, 4735-6, Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
Richardson, born Feb. 9, 1712-13, who died Oct. 14, 1764; mar- 
ried (2) Oct. 31, 1765, Elizabeth (Walker) Walker, widow of Joseph 
Walker of Billerica, and daughter of Isaac and Margery (Bruce) 
Walker of Woburn. She was living in 1790. He resided at Bil- 
lerica. His will, dated Apr. 17, 1790, presented for probate Feb. 
7, 1800, between which dates he died, names his wife, Elizabeth, 
daughters Abigail Walker and Hannah Tarbell, and son William. 
Children of lirst wife, recorded at Billerica : 

i. William,* b. May 26, 1736; d. Mar. 22, 1748. 

ii. John, b. Nov. 19, 1738; not named in his father's will. 

iii. Ruth, b. June 25, 1739; d. Mar. 16, 1748. 

iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 23, 1741; m. Feb. 4, 1774, Samuel Walker. 

v. Hannah, b. Mav 23, 1743; was living unm. 1790. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1744-5; cl. Mar. 21, 1748. 

vii. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1746; d. Mar. 8, 1748. 

29. viii. William, b. Oct. 3, 1752. 

12. John 4 Tarbell (John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) was taxed in Billerica in 

1733. He is next found in Woodstock, Conn., and about 1745 he 
removed to Sturbridge, Mass. He married Esther, daughter of 
Capt. Leicester and Mary (Hubbard) Grosvenor of Pomfret, Conn., 
who was born in that town, Oct. 27, 1712. She died at Sturbridge, 
Apr. 10, 1795, aged 82. John was a Sergeant and Lieutenant in 
the French and Indian wars. He died at Sturbridge in Nov., 1804, 
various records giving his death as follows : Nov. 28, in his 95th 
year, Nov. 27, aged 95, and Nov. 28, aged 94. No will or settle- 
ment of his estate has been found. 

Children, the first three baptized at Woodstock, Conn., others 
born at Sturbridge, Mass. : 

i. Jerusha, 6 bapt. May 4, 1740; m. May 9, 1765, Abel Allen. 

30. ii. John, bapt. July 4, 1742. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 17, 1745; cl. at Sturbridge, Mar. 17, 1745-6. 
iv. Frances, b. Mar. 15, 1747; d. Oct. 16, 1770; m. Apr. 13, 1769, Silas 

31. v. Elijah, b. Apr. 23, 1751. 

vi. Esther (probably) ; m. at Sturbridge, June 7, 1781, Malachi Ewell. 

13. Jonathan 4 Tarbell (John, 8 John 2 Thomas 1 ) was living in Billerica 

in 1755, but prior to Apr. 25, 1757, had removed to Dunstable, 
N. H, now Nashua. Beyond this, his movements are uncertain. 
In 1761, he had a child baptized at Groton, the home of his second 
wife ; in 1765, he was living at Westminster, Vt., as shown by deeds ; 
in 1769, he was of Rockingham, Vt. ; and in 1772, he appears as a 
road commissioner in Chester, Vt., where he passed the remainder 
of his days. Jonathan was twice married. His first wife, Mary, 

166 Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. [April, 

whose surname is unknown, was the mother of two children. His 
second wife was Anna, widow of Thomas Patch of Hollis, N. H. 
(who died 1754), and daughter of Joseph Gilson of Groton, born 
there, July 25, 1722. In 1775, Jonathan was chosen Lieutenant of 
a company in Chester, Vt., which served in the Revolutionary war. 
He died Apr. 9, 1788, "in the 65 th year of his age," according to 
his gravestone at Chester, Vt. The settlement of his estate names 
wife Anna, sons Jonathan, Reuben, Peter and Isaac, and daughters 
Mary and Sarah. 

Children of first wife, baptized at Billerica : 

i. John, 5 bapt. Dec. 2, 1753; not named in his father's estate. 

32. ii. Reuben, bapt^. Jan. 17, 1755. 

Children of second wife : 

33. iii. Jonathan, b. at Dunstable, N. H. (now Nashua), Nov. 13, 1757. 
iv. Mary, m. June 22, 1777, Uriah Morris. 

v. Benjamin, bapt. at Groton, Aug. 16, 1761 ;* not named in his father's 

34. vi. Peter.* 

35. vii. Isaac, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 

viii. Sarah, in. Jan. 25, 1787, Artemas Earle. 

11. David 4 Tarbell (John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married (1) at Bedford, 
Aug. 1, 1751, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Miriam (Gray) 
Fitch of that town, born there June 10, 1733. He was living in 
Billerica in 1755. Like his twin brother, Jonathan, 4 David's move- 
ments after leaving Billerica cannot be traced with certainty. Ac- 
cording to a deed, he was living at Dunstable (now Nashua), N. EL, 
in 1759. He seems also to have been in Hollis, N. H., for a while, and 
in 1767 and after, he is found in Nottingham West, now Hudson, 
N. H. Hannah, his wife, living in 1767, had died before Dec. 1, 
1769, the date of her father's will. David married (2) Esther 

, and died at Nottingham West, 1805. His will, dated Oct. 

14, proved Dec. 17, 1805, names wife Esther, sons David, John and 

Samuel, and daughters Hannah Spaulding, Betsey Woods, Lydia 

Shipley, Mary McGilvarey, Esther Tarbell and Rhoda Roby. 

Children of first wife, the first three baptized at Billerica, and all 

but the first, named in the will of their grandfather Fitch, 1769 : 

i. Hannah, 5 bapt. Jan. 19, 1752; d. young. 

ii. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 29, 1754; m. Spaulding. 

iii. Betty, bapt. Jan. 30, 1757 ; in. Woods. 

iv. John, d. before 1785. 

v. Lydia, m. Shipley. 

36. vi. David, b. Nottingham West, Oct. 14, 1707. 
vii. Benjamin, not named in his father's will. 

Children of second wife, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hud- 
son, N. H. : 

viii. Molly, b. Apr. 18, 1771 ; m. McGilvarey (or McGilvany). 

ix. Esther, b. Apr. 12, 1773; was living unm., 1805. 

x. Biioda, b. May 14. 1775; m. Mar. 14, 1791), Silas Roby, Jr. 

37. xi. Jesse, b. Nov. 10, 1778. 
xii. William, b. Mar. 4, 1782. 

* The entry following this baptism of Benjamin, on the Groton church records, 
records the baptism, the same day, of* Peter, son of Isaac and Man Lawrence. Ac- 
cording to the town records, Isaac and Mary had no son Peter, but did have a son 
Benjamin, born July 15, 1761. Query, did not the person recording these baptisms 
confuse the names of these two children, and therefore is not this the baptism of 
Peter Tarbell? 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 167 

xiii. John, b. July 19, 1785. 
xiv. Samuel, b. July 21, 1788. 

15. Jonathan 4 Tarbell (Cornelius* John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married at Salem, 

Nov. 19, 1741, Mary, daughter of Jonathan Felton, who was bap- 
tized at So. Dan vers (now Peabody), July 29, 1721. A Jonathan 
Tarbell, probably the above, was living at Souhegan West (now 
Amherst, N. H.), in 1744, but if the same, he did not long remain, 
but returned to Danvers. In 1776, he bought a farm in Lynn, in 
that part now included in Lynnfield, and the house in which he 
lived was still standing in 1888. He and his wife lived to be very 
aged, their married life extending over 74 years. Jonathan died 
Mar. 2, 1816, aged 97, and Mary died May 5, 1817, aged 97. 
Children, all named in their father's will, 1796 : 

38. i. Jonathan. 5 

ii. Sarah, bapt. at So. Danvers, Jan. 12, 1745; d. Nov. 3, 1843, aged 
97 yrs. 9 mos. 20 dvs. ; m. Nov. 21, 1769, Asa Newhall. 

iii. Mary, m. (1) Nov. 17, 1771, Stephen Twist, who d. 1773; m. (2) 
Feb. 3, 1780, Nathan Walton of Reading. 

iv. Rebecca, bapt. at So. Danvers, Feb. 15, 1761 ; m. Oliver Walton of 

16. Cornelius 4 Tarbell (Cornelius* John 2 Thomas 1 ) married (pub- 

lished at Salem, Oct. 19, 1745) Elizabeth Giles. They lived at 
Danvers until 1779, when they removed to Andover, and shortly 
after to Merrimack, N. H. 

Children, recorded at Danvers : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. Oct. 24, 1753; m. at Newburyport, Aug. 19, 1778, 
Dr. David Norwood. 

ii. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1755; d. at Merrimack, N. H., Jan. 6, 1826; m. 
(1) May 5, 1774, Daniel Tapley, who d. Aug. 10, 1775; m. (2) 
Daniel Ingalls. 

iii. Ruth, b. May 18, 1758; (pub. at Danvers, Sept. 8, 1781, her resi- 
dence being given as Merrimack) Benjamin Nurse, afterwards of 
Merrimack, N. H. 

iv. Cornelius, b. June 7, 1762. 

17. Nathaniel 4 Tarbell ( Cornelius* John 2 Thomas 1 ) was published in 

Salem, Nov. 7, 1750, to Rachel Osborn. They lived at Danvers, 
where he died, administration upon his estate being granted to his 
father, Cornelius Tarbell, Jan. 24, 1755. His widow, Rachel, mar- 
ried (2) Apr. 6, 1763, John Waters. 
Children, baptized at Danvers : 

i. Rachel, 5 bapt. Mar. 18, 1753 ; ra. Apr. 26, 1774, David Foster, Jr. 

39. 11. William, bapt. Mar. 31, 1754. 


18. Thomas 5 Tarbell ( Thomas* Thomas* Thomas 2 Thomas 1 ) married, 

Jan. 19, 1741-2, Esther, daughter of Nathaniel and Esther Smith 
of Groton, who was born May 20, 1719. About 1754, they re- 
moved from Groton to Mason, N. H., where Esther died Jan. 26, 
1796, and Thomas, Feb. 9, 1796, aged 77. His will, dated Feb. 8, 
1796, speaks of a negro girl, Sukey, whom he brought up. She 
died 1808, aged 34. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. Jan. 19, 1742; her father's will names his dau. Spauld- 
ing. She probably m. Lemuel Spaulding of Mason, N. H. 

168 Descendants of Thomas TarbelL [April, 

ii. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 4, 1774; m. Ruth . 

iii. Edmund, b. Apr. 4, 1747; m. (1) at Townsend, Mass., May 30, 1771, 

Mary Hildreth, who d. at M:ison, N. II., Feb. 9, 1785, aged 36 ; in. 

(2) Mary . He d. at Cavendish, Vt., about 1800, his will 

being dated Mar. 21, 1800. 
iv. John, b. June 4, 1749 ; in. Feb. 1, 1774, Sarah Eliot. He fell dead at 

the door of the meeting house in Mason, N. H., Sunday, Aug. 20, 

v. Thomas, b. Oct. 8, 1751 ; d. at Mason, N. H., Jan. 10, 1827 ; m. July 

8, 1778, Sarah Barrett, who d. Oct. 14, 1842, aged 80. 
vi. Jekusha, b. Sept. 25, 1753; probably the daughter Gordon named 

in her father's will, 
vii. Whitcomb, m. Feb. 10, 1780, Ruth Dodge, 
viii. Samuel, d. Mar. 24, 1824, aged 65 ; m. (1) Anna , who d. Aug. 

1813; m. (2) Dec. 1, 1814, Rhoda (Heald) Atherton of Shirley, 

Mass., who d. Jan. 17, 1854, aged 86. 
ix. Edward, m. in Townsend, Mass., Dec. 14, 1786, Rachel Hildreth. 

19. Jonathan 5 Tarbell (Thomas,* Thomas* Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) mar- 

ried at Groton, Dec. 12, 1754, Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Elizabeth (Whitney) Farnsworth, born Dec. 20, 1729. Jonathan 
was in the French and Indian wars from Groton. He died prior to 
Mar. 11, 1788, when administration upon his estate was requested. 
The settlement of his estate, dated Apr. 8, 1789, was made between 
wife Lydia, and the four children named below. Lydia died prior 
to Sept. 10, 1806, according to deeds. 

Children, born at Groton : 

i. Jonathan, 6 b. Oct. 23, 1755. 

ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1758; m. July 21, 1789, Molly Farnsworth. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 10, 1762 ; m. Jan. 14, 1783, Sarah Warren. 

iv. Solomon, b. Sept. 10, 1762; d. at Lunenburg, Mar. 17, 1856, aged 
93 yrs. 6 mos. 7 ds. ; m. Feb. 17, 1785, Molly Bennett, who d. at 
Lunenburg, June 7, 1852, aged 91. Each at the time of death was 
" the oldest inhabitant" of that town. 

20. David 5 Tarbell (Thomas,* Thomas* Thomas 2 Thomas 1 ) lived at 

Pepperell. He married at Groton, Nov. 17, 1757, Bathsheba, per- 
haps daughter of Moses and Esther (Houghton) Woods, born in that 
town, Nov. 3, 1739. No record of her death has been found, but 
perhaps this is the David who married, July 2, 1772, Esther Kemp 
of Groton. No record of his death and no will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Pepperell : 

i. David, 6 b. Feb. 2, 1759; d. Mar. 17, 1833; m. May 19, 1789, Han- 
nah Wright, who d. July 24, 1846, aged 76. He, and afterwards 
his widow, wei'e Revolutionary pensioners. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 5, 1761 ; in. Dec. 11, 1781, Ebenezer Lakin Shat- 

iii. Sybil, b. Apr. 4, 1763; m. Sept. 8, 1784, James Shattuck. 

iv. Asa, b. May 30, 1765. 

v. Eunice, b. June 6, 1767; m. Oct. 17, 1795, Moody Shattuck. 

vi. Bathsheba, b. Sept. 18, 1775. 

vii. Betsey, b. May 19, 1785. 

According to the Shattuck genealogy, there were also 

viii. Nancy, b. Sept. 9, 1778; m. Nov. 24, 1794, Josiah Shattuck. 
ix. Amy, in. as second wife, Dec. 1, 1804, James Shattuck. 
Perhaps others. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 169 

21. William 6 Tarbell (William* Thomas* Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) proba- 
bly lived in that part of Groton that was set off as the district of 
Pepperell in 1753. He married, May 22, 1745, Sarah, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Longley) Woods, born in Groton, May 6, 1726. 
William died at Pepperell, Aug. 11, 1757, in his 39th year, and 
Sarah married (2) Jan. 4, 1759, Charles Witherell. She died at 
Pepperell, Nov. 11, 1790, in her 64th year, and is buried beside her 
first husband, her gravestone being " Erected by y e Tarbell heirs." 
Children : 

i. William, 6 b. Apr. 6, 1746; m. Dolly Brooks. 

ii. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 3, 1747; m. at Townsend, Dec. 19, 1776, Martha 

iii. Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1750; probably the Sarah who m. Mar. 20, 1772, 

Josiah Warren, 
iv. Susanna, b. Mar. 24, 1752 ; d. Dec. 31, 1766, in her 15th year, 
v. Jonas, b. Dec. 7, 1754. 
vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 8, 1757; settled in Norriclgewock, Me. He was a 

Revolutionary pensioner. 

22. John 5 Tarbell ( William,* Thomas, 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) lived in 
Groton. He married (1), Oct. 29, 1753, Sarah, perhaps daughter of 
John and Mary (Bradstreet) Parker, who died, s. p., Apr. 19, 1754, 
in her 29th year. He married (2) Hannah, ui i.avid and 
Hannah (Hastings) Farnsworth. He died Sept. 9, 1802, leaving a 
will dated Dec. 28, 1797, in which he names wife Hannah, sons 
John, Asa, Peter and Abel, and daughters, Sarah Longley, Alice 
Woods, Elizabeth Moors and Hannah Tarbell. daughter-in-law 
Sarah Tarbell, widow, and her child. His widow survived him many 
years, and died Aug. 6, 1829, aged 93 years, 8 mouths. In her 
will, dated May 27, 1823, she mentions sons Asa, Abel and Peter, 
three daughters, Sarah Shipley, Betsey Moors and Hannah Cham- 
berlain, and five grandchildren, children of her son, Asa. 
Children of second wife : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. Jan. 20, 1759; m. (1) June 23, 1784, John Longley; m. 
(2) Jan. 12, 1802, James Shipley. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 23, 1761 ; m. Lyclia Sawtell of Shirley and removed 
to N. Y. 

iii. Alice, b. Dec. 23, 1763; m. Samson Woods of Pepperell. 

iv. Edmund, b. June 7, 1766; d. June 20, 1797; m. Jan. 1, 1795, Sally 
Sawtell, who m. (2) June 4, 1799, Israel Longley of Shirley. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 9, 1769; m. Sept. 18, 1796, David Moors, after- 
ward of Farminsrton, Me. 

vi. Asa, b. Mar. 18, 1772: d. June 9, 1861; m. June 19, 1803, Relief 

vii. Abel, b. Aug. 26, 1773; cl. Oct. 19, 1860; was several times married, 
but left no children. He was a Colonel. 

viii. Hannah, b. May 17, 1777; m. June 4, 1804, Henry Vassall Chamber- 
lain of Farmington, Me. « 

ix. Peter, b. Sept. 21, 1780; d. at Shirley, Aug. 19, 1844; m. Feb. 16, 
1809, Relief Hartwell. 

23. James 5 Tarbell ( William, 4 Thomas? Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) was pub- 
lished Oct. 25, 1755, to Esther, daughter of Gershom and Lydia 

* Edmund C. 9 Tarbell, the celebrated artist of Boston, is a descendant of Asa 6 Tar- 
bell through his eldest son, Edmund 7 Tarbell, whose son Edmund Whitney* Tarbell 
was father of the artist. 

Professor Frank Bigelow 8 Tarbell of the University of Chicago is a grandson of Asa« 
Tarbell through his son John 7 Tarbell. 

170 Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. [April, 

(Townsend) Fletcher of Westford, who was born in that town, Dec. 
13, 1735. They lived at Pepperell. He died June 17, 1805, in his 
80th year. She was living in 1798, according to a deed. 
Children : 

i. James, 6 b. Sept. 28, 1756; d. young. 

ii. Esther, b. June 29, 1758; m. Dr. Thomas Carver of Ashby. 

iii. William, b. Apr. 5, 1760; d. Mar. 14, 1762. 

iv. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 

v. Abel, b. July 16, 1765. 

vi. Edmund, b. June 12, 1767. 

vii. Asa, b. Sept. 15, 1768. 

viii. Sewall, b. Apr. 5, 1770; m. Nov. 8, 1798, Ruth Kemp of Groton. 

ix. Lucy, b. Nov. 16, 1771. 

x. Lydia, b. Feb. 22, 1775. 

xi. James, b. Jan. 5, 1777. 

xii. Daniel, b. Apr. 7, 1780. 

xiii. Ziba. 

Perhaps Abijah. 

24. Benjamin 5 Tarbell ( William,* Thomas, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) married, 

Jan. 20, 1761, Azubah, daughter of Jonas and Thankful (Ward) 
Farns worth of Groton, born June 3, 1740. They lived to see the 
64th anniversary of their marriage, he dying a few days after, Jan. 
25, 1825. Azubah died Mar. 14, 1838, being the oldest person in 
Groton at the time of her death. 
Children : 

i. Benjamin, 6 b. Feb. 19, 1762; was a Revolutionary pensioner; living 

in Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1835. 
ii. William, b. Oct. 13 (Oct. 19, family Bible), 1764; was three times 

m. ; a Revolutionary pensioner; d. Aug. 3, 1851. 
iii. Jonas, b. Feb. 17, 1767. 
iv. Daniel, b. Mar. 9, 1769. 
v. Sybil, b. May 28, 1771 ; probably the one who m. June 16, 1795, 

Joseph Wheelock of Annapolis, N. S. 
vi. Joseph, bapt. Sept. 19, 1773. 
vii. Azubah, b. Oct. 20, 1775. 
viii. Amos, b. Jan. 31, 1778. 
ix. Alice, b. June 26, 1782; d. unm. May 31, 1836. 

25. Oliver 5 Tarbell ( William* Thomas, 8 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) lived at 

Groton and Pepperell. He served in the Revolutionary War. His 

wife, Lucy, surname not ascertained, was appointed administratrix 

of his estate, June 9, 1783. An account of the estate, rendered by 

her Sept. 22, 1784, includes allowance for supporting three children, 

under seven years of age, eighteen months. 

Children, all baptized at Groton : 

i. Oliver, 6 b. Apr. 15, 1766; d. May, 1766. 

ii. Lucy, b. June 6, 1767; d. Jan. 14, 1770. 

• iii. Oliver, b. Apr. 26, 1769. 

iv. Lucy, b. June 2, 1771. 

v. Anna, bapt. June 26, 1774. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. July 13, 1777. 

vii. Silas, bapt. Aug. 1, 1779. 
Perhaps others. 

26. Samuel 6 Tarbell (Samuel, 4 Thomas, 3 Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), in contrast 

to all other contemporary members of this family, was a Tory. 
He was no doubt influenced in some degree by Rev. Samuel Dana, 
then minister at Groton, whose Tory principles were so objectionable 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 111 

to his people as to cause his dismissal from that church, Samuel 
Tarbell was at one time confined in the " goal " at Concord, Mass., 
" for being concerned in counterfiting Hampshire State notes," and 
giving support to the enemies of his country. His property at Groton 
was confiscated by the Commonwealth, in common with that of 
other Tories. He held a position in the British army, as shown by 
the notice of his death in a Boston paper of that time, which reads : 
[died] " At Groton, the 4th inst. Capt. Samuel Tarbell, late an 
officer in his Britannic Majesty's American Dragoons." * His 
wife, whose name was Mary, was living in 1813, according to 
a deed. Four children survived him. 
Children : 

i. Rebecca. 6 Administration upon the estate of Rebecca Tarbell, late 
of Boston, singlewoman, was granted to Joseph Newhall of Bos- 
ton, Sept. 11, 1798. 

ii. William George. 

iii. Charlotte, m. Thomas T. Cunningham. 

iv. Sally. , 

v. Child, buried July 5, 1795. f 

27. Zachariah 5 Tarbell (Eleazer* Thomas* Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ) mar- 

ried at Lunenburg, Mar. 27, 1753, Mary, daughter of Moses and 
Mary (Bellows) Gould, who was baptized Oct. 2, 1737. In 1755, 
he served in the expedition sent out against Nova Scotia to carry 
the French families into exile. In 1762, according to a pay roll 
of military service, and in 1766, as shown by a deed, he was of 
Shirley; and he also lived at Westminster. In 1782, a Zachariah 
Tarbell appears in Athens, Vt., in transactions of land, and it is 
probable that the family removed to that region. 
Children, the first six recorded at Lunenburg: 

i. Molly, 6 b. May 1, 1753; cl. young. 

ii. Zachariah, b. Nov. 9, 1754; either the father or son, probably the 

latter, served in the Revolution from Westminister. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 5, 1755. 
iv. Molly, b. Mar. 19, 1757. 
v. Sybil, b. Mar. 9, 1758. 
vi. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 17G0. 
vii. Bethia, bapt. Sept. 30, 1764. 
Perhaps others. 

28. Samuel 5 Tarbell (Eieazer, 4 Thomas* Thomas 2 Thomas 1 ) was living 

in Groton in 1766, according to a deed. He married at Lunenburg, 
Feb. 25, 1773, Beatrice, daughter of Thomas and Betty (Sawyer) 
Carter, born in that town, Nov. 18, 1753. They settled at Rindge, 
N. H., where he served in the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, 
and later became a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary service. He 
died Apr. 6, 1828 ; and she died Aug. 20, 1839. 
Children, born at Rindge, N. H. : 

i. Thomas, 6 b. Nov. 22, 1773; m. (1) Feb. 19, 1797, Achsah Fay, who 

d. Aug. 18, 1821; m. (2) July 10, 1823, Polly Towne. 
ii. Parmason, b. Mar. 25, 1777; cl. unm. Feb. 28, 1801. 

29. William 5 Tarbell ( William 4 John* John 2 Thomas 1 ) married at 

Billerica, Mar. 21, 1776, Elizabeth, born Mar. 5, 1747-8, daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Barron) French. They lived at Billerica 
until about 1805, when they removed to Temple, N. H. 

* Columbian Centinal, Mar. 12, 1796. 

t Wra. Nutting's Diary, Groton Hist. Series, iii. 389. 

172 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

Children, recorded at Billerica : 

i. William, - b. Feb. 3, 1777; m. Dec. 12, 1802, Abigail Allen. 

ii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 2, 1778. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1780. 

iv. Samuel, b. Oct 31, 1782. 

v. Kith, b. Apr. 12, 1780; d. May 1G, 1787. 

vi. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1790. 

vii. Lra, b. Aug. 9, 1799. 

30. John 5 Tarbell (John, 4 John, 3 John,' 2 Thomas 1 ) lived at Sturbridge. 
He married (1) at Thompson, Conn., Apr. 30, 17GG, Ilnldah Lee 
of Stnrbridge, whose death is variously given on Sturbridge printed 
records as Oct. 4, 1773, aged 23; Oct. 4, 1773, in her 33d year; 
and Oct. 7, 1778, aged 30. He married (2) Dec. 9, 1779, Susanna 
Hobbs who survived him, and died May 1, 1839, aged 86. John 
was in the Revolutionary War from Sturbridge. Conflicting records 
of his death, also, are found on Sturbridge records, viz., July 26, 
1820, aged 77 ; July 6, aged 78 ; and July 25, aged 76. His will, 
made July 1, 1812;" directs that his executor shall erect decent 
monuments at the graves of himself and wife Susanna, and also 
" at the grave of my former wife Huldah Tarbell many years since 

Children of first wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

i. Grosvenor, 6 b. Feb. 3, 1768; m. Thankful Hoar. He was a phy- 
sician at Lincolu. 

ii. Sabah, b. Sept. 24, 1769; m. Nov. 27, 1791, Jabez Harding. 

iii. Frances, b. June 30, 1772; m. Mar. (or May) 7, 1792, Timothy 

Children of second wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

iv. Adolphus, b. Jan. 1, 1781. 

v. Huldah, b. Aug. 23, 1783; m. Apr. 15, 1802, Penuel Cheney. 

[To be concluded.] 



Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from page 59.] 

Church Members and Admissions.* 

When I came into the ministry in Scituate, there appeared to be a loss 
of a part of the Church records, during the ministry of my venerable pre- 
decessor Dr. Barnes. I was, therefore, unable to ascertain the names of 
the Church members then living, except by enquiry. In this manner the 
following list was collected, of the names of the members of the 2d Cong. 
Chh. in Scituate liveing in Feb. 1810. Sam r el Deane. 

* From the Church Book of Rev. Samuel Dcaue, pages 70-77 inclusive. The Bap- 
tisms in the first part of this book will appear later in the Kegister. 

1907.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


This is undoubtedly imperfect and does not pretend to chronological ar- 

Rev. David Barnes, D.D., Sen. Pastor. 

Miss Eunice Torrey 

Thankful Torrey (wife Geo) 

Col. John Jacob. 

Lucy Copeland (wife of W m Jr) 

Nabby wife of J n Foster J r 

Abigail Otis (wife of D r . C. 0.) 

Miss Frances Cushing. 

Miss Betsey James 

Thomas Lapham Sen. 

Abiah his wife 

Hette Curtis (wife of Sam 1 ) 

Miss Sophia Curtis 

Miss Hette Curtis 

James Barrell Sen. 

M rs Mary his wife 

Wid. Zeporah Randall 

James Turner 

Wid. Lucy Briggs 

Miss Betsey Otis 

John Nash 

Deborah his wife 

Wid. Deb r Waterman 

Wid. Hannah James 

Patience Oldham (of Jon a ) 

Wid Eliz th Stetson 

Wid Ruth Craig 

Joshua Bryant. 

M rs Abiel his wife 

Wid. Marcy Brooks 

John Hatch 

Lucy his wife 

Cap. Tho s South worth 

Sally his wife 

Elizabeth Clap (wife of Sylvanus) 

Eunice Jordan (wife of Nath 1 ) 

Lydia Woodward 

Benj n Stetson 

Mary Delano (wife of Benj a ) 

Cap James Curtis 

Phebe his wife 

M IS Hannah Stone 

Nathaniel Jacob. 

Edmund Bowker. 

Lydia his wife 

Cap James Sparrell 

Betsey his wife 

Eben 1 Copeland 

Sally his wife 

Hannah Copeland 

Lydia Copeland. 


Hon. William Cushing 

M rs Hannah his wife 

Hon. Nathan Cushing 

M rs Abigail his wife 

Dea. Elisha James 

Ruth, his wife 

Dea. Thomas Cushing 

Ruth his wife 

Hon. Charles Turner J r . 

Hannah his wife 

John Foster Sen. 

Mary his wife 

Dea. John Ruggles 

William Briggs 
M rs Eliz th his wife 

Wid Rhoda Ford 

Rhoda Ford J r 

Samuel Waterman 

Sally his wife 

M rs Bathsua Town (of Matther) 

Charles Tolman Sen. 

Mrs Mary his wife 

Wid Experience Stetson 

Naby Foster (wife of Cap. Seth) 

Thomas Ruggles 

Nabby Barker, dis. 

William James Sen. 

Mary his wife 

Sally Young 

Wid. Marcy Turner (Israel) 

Wid. Ruth Jenkins 

Caleb Torre v Sen. 

Rev. W m Torrey 

Mary Cushing (wid. of John) 

John Jones Sen. 

Hannah Brooks (wife Simeon) 

Bathsheba Daman (wifeMelzar) 

Joseph Jacob. 

Hannah, his wife 

Huldah Church (wife of Thomas) 

Sarah Bowker (wife Lazarus) 

Eunice Torrey (wife of James) 

Nathaniel Winslow 

M rs Sarah his wife 

M rs Sarah Winslow (wid. of Maj.) 

Cap. Joshua Jacob. 

[Hannah his wife. 

Bathsheba House. 

Jerusha Eells (wife Sam 1 ) 

Miss Emily Sprague. 

Miss Cynthia Nichols. 

174 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

Names of Church Members in Scit. South Parish, admitted since Jan. 

1810. S. Deane. 

1810 June 3 d Miss Eunice Brooks. 
Aug. 5 Cap. Will m Brooks 

M rs Lucy Brooks, (his wife) 
Miss Betsey Brooks. 
M 1 ' Samuel Foster. 
M rs Sarah Foster, (wife) 
M r Nath 1 Cushing. 
M rs Jane Cushing. (wife) 
Oct. 7 Miss Thirza Bryant 
Miss Betsey Torrey. 

1811. June 2 M r Gershom Ewell. 

M rs Hannah Ewell (his wife) 

M rs Sarah Stetson. 

Miss Elizabeth Studley. 
Sept. 1 st Miss Lucy Cushing. 
Oct. 6 th Miss Elizabeth Stetson. 

[None in 1812] 

1813 May 2 d Mrs Patience James. 

Maj. Jno. Jas. wife. 
Sept. 5 M r Silas Stetson. 

1814 May l et William Studley Sen 

M rs Asenath Litchfield 
Miss Lucy Stockbridge 
June 5 th M rs Esther Cole 

M rs Mary Studley. 

1815 Sep 3 d Hannah Lincoln Elms 
Oct. 1 st M r Thomas Lapham 

M rs Sally Lapham (his wife) 
Nov 12 th M rs Polly Harris methodist [in pencil] 

1816 June 2 d Elizabeth Lincoln 
July 7 D r Cushing Otis. 
Aug. 4 M r Samuel A. Turner 

M rs Nancy Magoun 
Sept 1 st Wid Elizabeth Elms 

1817 Aug 3 M r Noah Nichols 
Sep. 7 M rs Lydia Parsons. 

M rs Betsey Penniman. 
Pickles Cushing J r 
M rs Rachel Cushing (his wife) 
Miss Deborah Hatch 

1818 July 5 th Christopher Cushing Esq r 

M rs Lucy Cushing (his wife) 
M rs Stella Deane 

[None in 1819] 

1820 July 2 d Wid. Alice Cushing 

Cap. Perez Turner 
M rs Hannah Turner his wife 
Aug. 6 th Timothy Foster 
Jacob Head 


3 d 



j st 


2 d 



6 th 



6 th 






5 th 

1907.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 175 

3 d Joshua James 

Sally James his wife 

Hannah James 

Caroline Foster 

Cap. Luther Tilden 

M rs Philenda Tilden his wife 

Wid. Sarah Delano 

David Bowker 

M rs Eunice Bowker his wife 

Lemuel Jacobs Sen. 

M rs Sarah Jacobs his wife 

Wid. Lydia Turner (of Elisha Turner) 

W m Hammatt Esq. 

M rs Huldah Jacob. 

M rs Sarah S. Benson 

Wid. Deborah Turner. 

M rs Nabby Eells (wife of Nath 1 Ells) 

Charles Foster 

M rs Eunice Foster 

1825 May 1 st Miss Betsey Cushing 

Miss Deborah C. Briggs. 
June 12 th John Foster 

Miss Nabby Nichols. 

M rs Betsey Jones. 

M rs Lydia Turner. 

M rs Sally Meritt 

Miss Ruth Cushing 

Miss Caroline Cushing. 
Sep 4 th Samuel Curtis Sen. 

M rs Welthea James 

1826 [no entries] 

1827 Sep. 2 d Miss Lydia Cushing 

Miss Temperance Foster. 

1828 July 6 th Wid. Betsey Jacob of Walter [written above Betsey] 
Sep. 7 th M rs Thirza Bowker (wife of Dimmock Bowker.) 

Miss Nebby Nash 
Oct. 5 th M r Lot Litchfield 

M rs Dolly Litchfield his wife 

M r Benjamin Turner 

M rs Hannah C Turner his wife. 
JL828 Oct. 5 Miss Hannah Jacob. 
Nov. 2 d James N. Sparrell 

M rs Desire Sparrell his wife 

1829 July 12. Nath 1 Clap. 

M rs Anna Clap, his wife 
Dec. 6. Elijah Daman. 

M rs Lucy Daman his wife 

[None in 1830.] 

1831 May 3. Charles Cole sen 

M rs Martha Clap wife Elijah sen 
June 5. M rs Rachel Jenkins wife of Bailev J. . . . 
M rs Rachel Litchfield wife of Rufus L 

VOL LXI. 12 

176 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

July 3 Wid. Rachel Clap (of Perkins) 

AY id. Kachel Gardner (of Seth) 
Sep. 4. Miss Julia Tilden 
1832 July 1. Wid. Bethia Tolman 

MP L us anna Turner wife of Lem 1 T. * 

John K. Nash Esq. 

Eliza Nash 

Lucy Southworth 

Martha P. Deane 
1832 July 1 Sarah Otis Curtis 

Abigail Tilden Otis 

M rs Sally Foster (wife of Elisha) 

Grace B. Foster 

Sarah D. Foster 

Sally Lapham 

William Hart Delano 

M rs Sarah Delano (his wife) 
Aug. 5. M r Ebenezer Stetson 

M r James Southworth 

AVkl Charlotte Clapp 
Sep. 2 d Cap. Job Cowen 

M r . Alfred Litchfield 

M rs Mary Litchfield his wife 

Lucy Nichols Curtis. 

M 1S Briggs (wife of Cap. Benj.) 

Miss Sarah 

Miss Harriet her daughter 
2. 3. M r Nath 1 Brooks 

M rs Charlotte his wife 
1834 June 6 Henry Briggs 

Caroline Otis Briggs (his dau) 

[None in 1835, 1836, 1837.] 

Persons admitted to this church* since 1836. 

1838 April 1. Mary R. James. 

July 1. Mrs. Mary Otis Robbins 

1839 May 5 Emily Cushing. 

'• " Clarifsa Cushing. 

June 2 Elijah Brooks & his wife 
Maria Brooks. 
" u Mrs. Jane Delano. 

Abiel Turner & his wife 
[blank] Turner [blank] 

1841 Oct. 10 Mrs Sophia Tilden 

1842 April 24 Mr Elnathan Cushing 

Louisa Cushing, his wife. 
May 1 Caroline Tilden. 
July 3 Mr. David Torrey 

Mrs. Vesta Torre} . 

* Rev. Samuel Deane died Aug. 9, 1834, and Kev. Samuel J. May was installed 
Oet. 26, 1830. He was succeeded by Kev. William O. Mosley, ordained Feb. If), 1843, 
and lie was followed, in 1848, by Rev. Caleb Stetson, wbo was pastor for eleven years. 


7 tii 





11)07.] The Hale Family of Connecticut. 177 

Persons admitted to the Church. 

Sep r 4, 1842 Mary E. Delano 

Prudence Delano 

Lucy Delano. 
October 2d 1842 Rachel Turner 

Deborah Anne Clapp. 

Antoinette Clapp 
Sep 3, 1843 Dr Amory Gale and Patty Gale his wife. 

Mrs Dama Stockbridge 

Susanna Stowell Stockbridge 

Elisabeth Richmond Stockbridge 

Mrs Lydia K. Litchfield. 
November 5 Charlotte A. Clapp. 

Susanna Damon 
October 6, 1844 Joseph Clapp, — and Lucy Clapp his wife. 
July 6, 1845 William James 

Mrs Maria Hatch. 

1846 Nov. 1. Lucretia Clapp. 

1847 September 5. Mary Clapp. 
October 3. Mrs. Lucinda Turner. 

Ministry of Rev. C. Stetson 

1849 Jan y Mrs Julia Ann Stetson wife of the Pastor, from the 

1 st Church Medford 

[The list of admissions will end here.] 
[To be continued.] 


By Seymour Morris, Esq., of Chicago, 111. 

1. Samuel 1 Haill, or Hale, was born in 1610. He was in Wethers- 
field, Conn., in 1637. He served in the Pequot war, and received a grant 
of sixty acres of land from the General Court for his services in that war. 
In 1639 he was in Hartford, Conn., where he owned a lot on the east side 
of the river; and in 1642 he settled in Wethersfield, Conn., where he was 
a selectman in 1647. He was one of the first proprietors of Norwalk, in 
1654, and served as a deputy from that town to the General Court, from 
1656 to 1659. In 1660 he returned to Wethersfield, Conn., where he leased 
the estate of Governor Welles, on the east side of the Connecticut River. 
At a town meeting held Feb. 23, 1670, he was chosen as one of a commit- 
tee of three " to repair the whole meeting house." He died at Glaston- 
bury, Nov. 9, 1693; and his widow, Mary, died Jan. 19, 1711-12. 
Children : 

i. Martha, 2 b. Oct. 2, 1643. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. Feb. 12, 1644-5; m. Ruth Edwards. 

3. iii. John, b. Feb. 21, 1646-7; m. Hannah Nott. 
iv. Mary, b. Apr. 29, 1649; m. Caleb Benjamin, 
v. Rebecca, b. Oct. 29, 1651. 

4. vi. Thomas, b. 1653; m. Naomi Kilbourn. 
vii. Bennezer, b. July 29, 1661. 

viii. Dorothy. 

178 The Hale Family of Connecticut. [April, 

2. Lieut. Samuel 2 Hale (Samuel 1 ) was born Feb. 12, 1644-5, in 

Wethersfield, Conn. He married first. June 20, 1G70, Ruth, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Edwards, who died Dec. 26, 1682, aged 30; and 
married second, in 16 ( J5, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Hollister) Welles, who was born Nov. 23, 1666, and died Feb. 18, 
1714-5, aged 48. He resided in Glastonbury, Conn., and was a 
Justice of the Peace. He died Nov. 18, 1711, aged 67. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Ruth, 3 b. Jan. 14. 1670; d. May 7, 1671. 

ii. Samuel, b. June 14, 1673-4; d. June 15, 1G73-4. 

iii. Mary, b. June 13, 1675; m. John Day. 

iv. Samuel, b. July 17, 1677. 

v. Kuril, b. Dec. 1, 1680; in. Thomas Kimberly. 

Children by second wife : 

5. vi. Capt. Jonathan, 1). Aug. 21, 1696. 

vii. David, b. Jan. 7, 1700; d. Mar. 31, 1718. 
viii. Joseph, b. July 10, 1702 ; d. Aug. 4, 1702. 

6. ix. Benjamln, b. July 22, 1707. 

3. John 2 Hale (Samuel 1 ) was born Feb. 21, 1646-7, in Wethersfield. 

He married, May 8, 1668, Hannah, born June 10, 1649, in Wethers- 
field, daughter of John and Ann Nott. He died July 19, 1709. 
Children : 

7. i. John, 3 b. Feb. 7, 1669 ; m. Mary . 

ii. Samuel, b. Apr. 3, 1671. 

iii. Hannah, b. Juue 1, 1673. 

8. iv. Thomas, b. Sept., 1675; in. Mercy Hurlbut. 
v. Rebecca, b. Nov. 1, 1681; d. Nov. 15, 1681. 

9. vi. Ebenezeii, b. Dec. 24, 1682; m. Ruth Curtis. 

4. Thomas 2 Hale (Samuel 1 ) was born in 1653. He married, Oct. 30, 

1679, Naomi, daughter of John and Naomi Kilboum, who was 
bom in 1656, and died May 17, 1735, aged 79. He lived in Glas- 
tonbury, Conn., where he died Dec. 23, 1723, aged 70. 
Children : 

Naomi, 3 b. Sept. 30, 1680. 

Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1682; m. Oct. 16, 1702, Edward Benton; d. Mav 

3, 1756. 
Thomas, b. Sept. 17, 1684; m. Susannah Smith. 
Timothy, b. 1692; m. Sarah Frary. 
Nathaniel, b. 1694; m. Abigail Francis. 
Ruth, m. Benj. Hollister, who was b. Feb. 5, 1694. (See Hollister 

Genealoay, page 57.) 
vii. Eunice, m. Jan. 4, 1713-4, Ebenezer Kilboum, who was b. Mar. 27, 

16D6, and d. Aug. 26, 1759. 

5. Capt. Jonathan 3 Hale (Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Aug. 21, 

1690. He married first, Nov. 28, 1717, Sarah, daughter of Dea. 

Benjamin and Sarah (llollister) Talcott, who was born Oct. 30, 

1G99, and died Jan. 15, 1743, aged 44; married second, Hannah 

, who died May 26, 1749, aged 54; and married third, Mrs. 

Mary Hollister (widow of Josiah Hollister, Jr.), who died Jan. 18, 

1780, aged 82. Capt. Hale died July 2, 1772, aged 70. 

Children, all by first wife : 

i. Babah, 4 b. Nov. 2, 1718. 
13. ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 1 (or 7), 1720-1; m. Elizabeth Welles. 
iii. David, b. Jan. 13, 1722-3; d. Jan. 7, 1723-4. 










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14. iv. Elizur, b. Jan. 15, 1724-5: m. Abigail Hollister. 

15. v. David, b. Jan. 11, 1727; m. Mary Welles. 
vi. Penlope, b. Mch. 13, 1731. 

vii. Prudence, b. Aug. 21, 1733; m. Mar. 30, 1763, Joseph Blague. 

16. viii. Theodore, b. Jan. 26, 1735; m. Rachel Talcott. 

6. Benjamin 3 Hale (Lieut. Samuel? Samuel 1 ) was born July 22, 1707, 

in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, Jan. 30, 1729, Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Benjamin and Sarah (Hollister) Talcott, who was born 
Oct. 16, 1706, and died Feb. 6, 1796, in her 90th year. He died 
July 22, 1784, in his 77th year. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. May 9, 1732; m. Timothy 4 Hale (see 23). 

ii. Ruth, b. July 14, 1734; m. Apr. 0, 1758, Daniel, son of Timothy 

Hale (lineage unt'raced). Children: 1. Ruth, b. Jan. 14, 1759. 

2. Bathsheba, b. Feb. 10, 1761. 3. Rachel, b. Oct. 28, 1763. 4. 

Daniel, b. Dec. 15, 1765. 5. Thomas, b. June 10, 1768. 6. Mehita- 

ble, b. July 31, 1770. 7. Happy, b. Sept. 2, 1772. 8. Honor, b. 

July 2, 1775; d. Jan. 30, 1776. 

17. iii. Gideon, b. Dec. 30, 1736; m. Mary White, 
iv. Rachel, b. Apr. 25, 1739. 

v. Mary, b. Mch. 1, 1742; d. June 22, 1790. 

vi. Benjamin, b. Feb. 1, 1745. 

vii. Josiah, b. July 27, 1747; m. May 30, 1771, Ann Welles. Child: 
Clarissa, 5 b. Sept. 12, 1776; d. Apr. 12, 1854; m. Ephraim Strong, 
who was b. Dec. 20, 1771, and cl. Jan. 20, 1860. (See Strong 
Genealogy, page 501). 

7. John 8 Hale (John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Feb. 7, 1668, in Wethers- 

field. He married Mary . 

Children : 

i. Mary, 4 b. Nov. 10, 1697. 

ii. John, b. Mar. 10, 1699-1700. 

18. iii. Samuel, b. Feb. 27, 1701 ; m. Sarah Smith, 
iv. Ann, b. May 30, 1705. 

v. Benoni, b. Jan. 23, 1706. 
vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 20, 1708. 
vii. Thankful, b. Feb. 26, 1710. 
viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1712. 
ix. Sarah, Aug. 15, 1714. 

8. Thomas 3 Hale (John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Sept., 1675, in Wethers- 

field. He married Mercy, daughter of John and Mary (Doming) 
Hurlbut, who was born Feb. 17, 1680-1, in Middletown, Conn., 
and died Aug. 21, 1719, aged 38. About 1721, he removed to 
Chatham, Conn. He died June 26, 1743, aged 69 years. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 4 m. George Ranney, who cl. Mch. 28, 1725. 

ii. Thomas, b. 1707; m. Abigail . 

iii. Sarah, b. 1707; d. Jan. 22, 1797. 

iv. A daughter, m. Jonathan Smith. 

9. Ebenezer 3 Hale (John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Dec. 24, 1682, in 

Wethersfield, Conn., and removed to Middletown, Conn. He mar- 
ried first, Ruth, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Curtis, who was 
born May 17, 1687, in Wethersfield, and died Dec, 1724, at Mid- 
dletown, Conn. ; and married second, Apr. 4, 1725, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Miller of Middletown, Conn. 

180 The Hale Family of Connecticut. [April, 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah, 4 bapt. Mar. 26, 1700-7, at Wethersfield. 

ii. Dorothy, bapt. Mar. 21, 1707-8, at Wethersfield. 

19. iii. Joseph, b. Mar. 17, 1709-10, at Wethersfield; m. Hannah . 

20. iv. Gideon, 1). July 4, 1712, at Wethersfield. 
v. EniKAiM, b. May 7, 1719, at Middletown. 

21. vi. Ebbnezer, b. Mar. 15, 1721, at Middletown; m. (1) Sarah Watts; 

m. (2) Sarah Wood. 

22. vii. Elisha, b. Aug. 23, 1724, at Middletown; m. Sibyl . 

Children by second wife : 

viii. Daniel, b. Jan. 16, 1725-6; d. Feb. 6, 1725-6. 
ix. Stephen, b. July 9, 1727. 
x. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1728-9. 

xi. Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1730; served in Capt. John Slap's Co.. in the pay 
of New York, May, 1755. 

10. Thomas 3 Hale {Thomas,' 1 Samuel 1 ) was born Sept. 17, 1684. He 

married, Jan. 11, 1721-2, Susannah, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Esther Smith of Hartford, Conn. He was killed by lightning, July 
4, 1750, aged QQ, at Glastonbury. 
Children : 

i. Susanna, 4 b. Mch. 21, 1722-3. 
ii. Mercy, b. Nov. 3, 1724. 
iii. Thomas, b. July 25, 1726; d. Nov. 22, 1739. 

iv. Moses, b. June 29, 1729 ; m. July 29, 1752, Mary Edwards of Crom- 
well, Conn. 
v. Jerusha, b. Aug. 8, 1730. 
vi. Mabell, b. July 17, 1732. 
vii. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 30, 1734. 
viii. Ashbell, b. Apr. 6, 1737. 
xi. Naomy, b. May 13, 1739. 

11. Timothy 8 Hale (Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born in 1692. He mar- 

ried Sarah, daughter of Lieut. Samuel and Sarah (Boardman) 
Frary, who was born in 1700, and died Sept. 20, 1770, aged 70, in 
Glastonbury. He died Aug. 9, 1784, aged 92 years, in Glastonbury, 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Apr. 7, 1725. 

23. ii. Timothy, b. Aug. 3, 1727; m. Hannah 4 Hale (see 6, i). 
iii. Frary, b. Jan. 27, 1728-9. 

iv. Isaac, b. Aug. 11, 1732. 

12. Nathaniel Hale (Thomas, 12 Samuel 1 ) wa3 born in 1694. He 

married, Nov. 17, 1717, Abigail, daughter of Sergt. John and Mary 
(Chittenden?) Francis, who was born Mar. 8, 1695, and survived 
him. He died Jan. 10, 1738-9. 
Children : 

i. Lucy, 4 b. Sept. 6, 1718. 

24. ii. Benbzbb, b. Jan. 26, 1719-20; m. Ann YVoodhouse. 

25. iii. Justus, b. June 29, 1725; m. Feb. 28, 1749-50, Martha Wright. 

26. iv. IIezekiah, b. Aug. 29, 1729; m. Jan. 15, 1756, Abigail Hanmer. 
v. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 10, 1738-9. 

13. Capt. Jonathan 4 Hale (Capt. Jonathan, 8 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was 

born Feb. 1 (or 7), 1720-1. He married, Jan. 18, 1743-4, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Col. Thomas and Martha (Pitkin) Welles, who 

1907.] The Hale Family of Connecticut. 181 

was born Nov. 15, 1722, in Glastonbury, Conn. His will, dated 

Feb. 8, 1773, was proved Dec. 25, 1776. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Dec. 22, 1744; d. Aug. 3, 1746. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 15, 1745-6. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1747; m. Huntington. 

27. iv. Elisha, m. Elizabeth Mary Whiting. 

v. George. 

vi. Thomas. 

vii. Sarah. 

viii. Penlope. 

ix. Anne. 

x. Eunice. 

xi. Jerusha. 

xii. Lucretia. 

14. Dr. Elizdr 4 Hale (Capt. Jonathan, 8 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 

Jan, 14, 1724-5. He graduated at Yale College in 1742, and 
studied medicine and surgery, settling at Glastonbury. He married, 
Mar. 23, 1749, Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary (White) IIol- 
lister, who was born Apr. 18, 1728, and died Oct. 9, 1807, aged 79. 
He died at Glastonbury, May 27, 1790, aged 66. 
Children : 

i. Capt. Elizur,* m. June 8, 1775, Hannah Welles, who was b. Nov. 

27, 1749. 
ii. William. 
iii. Charles. 
iv. Joseph. 
v. Matthew, m. May 21, 1786, Ruth Stevens. 

15. David 4 Hale ( Capt. Jonathan, 8 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Jan. 11, 

1727. He married, Feb. 8, 1753, Mary, daughter of Thomas and 
Martha (Pitkin) Welles, who was born Mar. 30, 1735, and died 
June 7, 1814, in her 80th year. He died April 7, 1796. 
Children : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Oct. 30, 1753 ; d. Nov. 4, 1753. 

ii. Mary, b. Dec. 27, 1754; d. Apr. 12, 1815. 

iii. David, b. Nov. 21, 1756; d. June 17, 1800. 

iv. John, b. Nov. 10, 1759. 

v. Prudence, b. Aug. 19, 1761. 

vi. Martha, b. Sept. 12, 1763; d. Jan. 11, 1794. 

vii. Asa, b. Mar. 23, 1765; lost at sea, Dec. 3, 1791. 

viii. Mabel, b. June 6, 1768. 

ix. Roger, b. Mch. 6, 1772. 

x. Elijah, b. Mch. 6, 1772. 

16. Theodore 4 Hale (Capt. Jonathan, 8 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 

Jan. 26, 1735, in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, Feb. 23, 1758, 
Rachel, daughter of Maj. Elizer Talcott. He died May 24, 1807, 
in his 7 2d year. 
Children : 

i. Rachel,* b. Dec. 12, 1758. 

ii. Lucy, b. Feb. 11, 1761 ; m. Feb. 6, 1783, James Wright of Wethers- 
iii. Jehiel, b. Mch. 15, 1763 ; d. Apr. 16, 1763. 
iv. Ruth, b. Mch. 9, 1764. 

v. Jehiel, b. Aug. 21, 1766; m. July 4, 1798, Olive Smith. 
vi. Theodore, b. Oct. 23, 1768; d. Jan. 17, 1784. 
vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1771. 

182 The Hale Family of Connecticut, [April, 

viii. Samuel, b. July 24, 1773. 
ix. Solomon, b. Oct. 7, 1775. 
x. Jonathan, b. Apr. 23, 1777. 
xi. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 

17. Gideon 4 Hale (Benjamin? Samuel,' 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Dec. 30, 

1736. He married, at Cromwell, Conn., Dec. 23, 1762, Mary 
White, who was born July 11, 1740. 
Child : 

i. Elias White, 5 b. Apr. 18, 1775; d. Feb. 3, 1832 ; m. Jane Mulhollan, 
who was b. May 24, 1785, and d. Oct. 5, 1853. Their son, Reuben 
Charles, 6 b. Oct. 13, 1812; d. July 2, 1863; m. Sarah Jane Miller, 
who was b. Apr. 8,1816, d. Jan. 29, 1884 ; and had Charles Reuben. 7 

18. Samuel 4 Hale (John? John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Feb. 27, 1701. 

He married, Feb. 14, 1728-9, Sarah, daughter of Joseph Smith, Sr. 
Children : 

i. Martha, 5 b. May 25, 1730. 

ii. Joseph, b. Sept. 15, 1732. 

iii. Elisha, b. Nov. 7, 1734. 

iv. Lucy, b. Sept. 2, 1736. 

v. Samuel, b. Mar. 15, 1738-9. 

28. vi. Chiliab, b. Jan. 20, 1740-1; m. Mary Youngs. 

19. Joseph 4 Hale (Ebenezer? John? Samuel 1 ) was born Mar. 17, 1709- 

10, at Wethersfield, Conn., and removed with his parents to Mid- 

dletown, Conn. He married Hannah , who died June 22, 

1779. He died May 24, 1790. 
Children : 

29. i. Hezekiah, 6 b. May 4, 1737; m. Jerusha Parsons, 
ii. Joseph, b. May 25, 1740. 

iii. Submit, b. May 12, 1743. 
iv. Joseph, b. Oct. 3, 1756. 

20. Gideon 4 Hale (Ebenezer? John? Samuel 1 ) was born July 4, and 

baptized July 6, 1712, at Wethersfield, Conn. He removed with 
his parents to Middletown, Conn. He married first, Mar. 27, 1746, 
Sarah Watts, who died Dec. 25, 1763 ; and married second, Apr. 30, 
1764, Sarah Wood. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Jerusha, 5 b. Oct. 5, 1745. 

ii. Ephraim, b. Sept. 18, 1747; d. Aug. 26, 1749. 

iii. Ephraim, b. Nov. 9, 1749 ; d. Aug. 23, 1750. 

iv. Gideon, b. May 4, 1751. 

v. William, b. Aug. 14, 1753. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1755. 

vii. Ephraim, b. Feb. 28, 1757. 

viii. Lois, b. Dec. 10, 1758; d. May 17, 1768. 

ix. Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1760. 

x. Isaac. 

xi. Jacob. 

Child by second wife : 
xii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 1766. 

21. Ebenezer 4 Hale (Ebenezer? John? Samuel 1 ) was born Mar. 15, 

1721, at Middletown, Conn. He married, Mar. 9, 1748-9, at Mid- 
dletown, Mary Turner. He died May 26, 1760. 

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Children : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Dec. 1, 1750. 

ii. Ruth, b. July 19, 1754. 

iii. Hannah, b. June 27, 1756. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 11, 1758. 

22. Elisha 4 Hale {Ebenezer? John? Samuel 1 ) was born Aug. 23, 1724, 

in Middletown, Conn. He married Sibyl , who owned the 

covenant, July 14, 1751, in Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy's Church at 
Durham. He was a member of Lieut. Abijah Hall's company, in 
Col. John Chester's regiment, on the alarm for the relief of Fort 
William Henry, in Aug., 1757, and served sixteen days. He lived in 
that part of Farmington now Bristol, and died about 1770. Jan. 9, 
1771, administration on his estate was granted to his widow, Sibyl, 
she being appointed guardian of Elisha, Eunice, Phebe and Free- 
love. It is presumed that the widow, Sibyl, married second, as his 
second wife, Eliakim Welton of Wolcott, Conn. " Sibbell Welton, 
consort of Eliakim Welton, of Wolcott, Conn.," died at Paris Hill, 
N. Y., Jan. 20, 1803, in the 85th year of her age. 
Children : 

30. i. Curtis, bapt. Sept. 22, 1751, at Durham, Conn, 
ii. Samuel. 
iii. Phebe, bapt. June 7, 1754, at Durham, Conn.; m. Charles Ledyard 

of Farmington. 

iv. Eunice, b. about 1756-7, at Durham, Conn.; m. Aug. 15, 1776, at 
Harwinton, Benjamin, b. Mar. 12, 1754, d. at Perryville, N. Y., 
Nov. 29, 1836, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Brooks) Graves, 
who served in the Revolution; removed to Paris Hill, £T7 Y., 
where she d. June 6, 1814. Children: 1. Chauncey, b. July 10, 
1777. 2. Freelove, bapt. Jan. 30, 1780; d. at Unionville, Ohio, in 
1858; m. Noah Humiston, who was buried at Harbor Creek, 
Penn. 3. Clarissa, bapt. Feb. 22, 1787; d. Jan. 23, 1842, in West- 
moreland, N. Y. ; ra. at Paris Hill, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1805, Salmon, 
b. Nov. 2, 1779, at Northbury, Conn.,d. at Westmoreland, N. Y., 
Mar. 23, 1843, son of Gideon and Ruth (Prindle) Seymour. 

v. Freelove. 

vi. Elisha. 

3. Capt. Timothy 4 Hale {Timothy? Thomas? Samuel 1 ) was born Aug. 
3, 1727. He married Hannah, daughter of Benjamin 3 and Hannah 
(Talcott) Hale (see 6), who was born May 9, 1732. 
Children : 

i. Philo, 5 b. Mar. 16, 1785. 

ii. Hannah, b. Nov. 14, 1786. 

iii. Timothy, b. Oct. 14, 1788. 

iv.' Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1790. 

v. Eunice, b. Oct. 22, 1792. 

yi. Anna, b. Mar. 9, 1795. 

vii. Jerusha Merrick, b. Sept. 19, 1797. 

viii. Lucy, b. Mar. 22, 1800. 

24. Benezer 4 Hale {Nathaniel? Thomas? Samuel 1 ) was born Jan. 26, 
1719-20. He married, Jan. 2, 1744-5, Ann, daughter of Joseph and 
Dorothy (Buck) Woodhouse, who was born Jan. 29, 1718-9. 
Children : 

31. i. James, 6 b. Sept. 27, 1745; m. Sarah . 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1747. 

184 The Hale Family of Connecticut. [April, 

iii. William, b. Mar. 24, 1749-50. 

iv. Anna, b. Apr. 5, 1752. 

32. v. Theodore, b. Dec. 1, 1754; m. Sarah Forbes, 

vi. Abigail, b. May 1, 1758. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. July 13, 17G3. 

25. Justus 4 Hale (Nathaniel* Thomas? Samuel 1 ) was born June 29, 

1725, in Wethersfield. He married, Feb. 28, 1749-50, Martha, 
daughter of Capt. Timothy and Sarah (Walker) Wright, who was 
born July 5, 1729. He removed to Goshen, Conn., where he died 
in 1765, aged 40 years, and his widow died in 1812, aged 83. 
Children : 

i. Adine, 5 bapt. May 6, 1753. 

ii. Timothy, b. Dec. 18, 1755. 

iii. Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1758. 

iv. Justus, b. Nov. 11, 1761. 

v. Prudence, b. 1764 ; cl. July 13, 1840, unmarried. 

26. Hezekiah 4 Hale (Nathaniel, 3 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Aug. 

29, 1729, in Wethersfield, Conn. He married, Jan. 15, 1756, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Francis aud Elizabeth (Curtis) Hanmer, who was 
born July 13, 1735. 

Child : 
i. Francis,* b. Mar. 14, 1757. 

27. Elisha 5 Hale ( Capt. Jonathan, 4 Capt. Jonathan? Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) 

was born in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, May 18, 1782, Eliza- 
beth Mary, daughter of Col. Nathan Whiting of New Haven. 
Children : 

i. Nathan Whiting,* b. May 8, 1783. 
ii. Horace, b. May 2, 1786. 

28. Chiliab 5 Hale (Samuel, 4 Jolm* John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born Jan. 20, 

1740-1. He married, Apr. 22, 17G2, Mary Youngs. 
Children : 

i. Amos, 5 ' b. Feb. 20, 1763. 
ii. Jemima, b. Dec. 31, 17 — . 

29. Hezekiah 5 Hale (Joseph, 4 Ebenezer,* John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 

May 4, 1737, in Middletown, Conn. He married first, Sept. 6, 

1764, at Middlefield, Conn., Jerusha Parsons, who died Mar. 30, 

1776; married second, Aug. 31, 1777, Rachel Bevins, who died 

Aug. 29, 1782, at Middletown ; and married third, Oct. 29, 1783, 

Annie Blake of Watertown. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Eunice, 6 b. July 8, 1765; d. June 13, 1770. 

ii. Joseph, b. Apr. 19, 1769; d. Oct. 20, 1770. 

iii. Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1771. 

iv. Jerusha, b. Men. 6, 1776. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Hezekiah, b. Oct. 31, 1778. 
vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1780. 
vii. Eunice, b. Aug. 22, 1782. 

Child by third wife : 
viii. Submit, b. July 16, 1784. 

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)0. Curtis 6 Hale (Elishaf Ebenezer* John, 2 Samuel 1 ) was baptized 

Sept. 22, 1751, in Durham, Conn. He resided in Harwinton, Conn., 

and in 1787 bought land in Bristol, Conn. The name of his wife 

is not known. 

Children : 

Elisha, 6 bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. 
i. Rhoda, bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. 
ii. Theodore, bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. 
v. Ebenezer, bapt. Aug. 11, 1793. 

51. James 6 Hale (Benezer* Nathaniel* Thomas,' 1 Samuel 1 ) was born in 
Wethersfield, Sept. 27, 1745. He married Sarah , and re- 
moved to Winchester, Conn., where he lived on the south-west shore 
of Long Lake, west of the mouth of Taylor's Brook, up to 1784. 
Children : 

Abigail, 6 b. May 12, 1778. 
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 8, 1780. 
ii. William, b. Men. 16, 1784. 

32. Theodore 6 Hale (Benezer, 4 Nathaniel* Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ) was born 
Dec. 1, 1754, at Wethersfield, Conn. He married, Oct. 20, 1779, 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Treat) Forbes. 
Children : 

Rhoda, 6 b. June 21, 1781. 
i. Prudence, b. Jan. 4, 1783. 
ii. Betsey, b. Feb. 14, 1786. 
v. Sarah, b. May 20, 1789. 


Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. 

[Continued from page 69.] 

The following wills of the Smith alias Folsom family of county 
Norfolk, England, show -the ancestry of Dea. John Folsom, of 
Hingham, Mass., and Exeter, N. H., to have been slightly differ- 
ent from that heretofore published in the " Folsom Genealogy " and 

Will of Adam Smythe alias Folsom, of Besthorpe, co. Norfolk, dated 
Apr. 2, 156G. To wife Eme estates in Besthorpe for life and then to son 
Adam [under age at date of will] and his heirs forever, with remainder to 
daughters Ellen and Agnes [also under age] and to their heirs. To wife 
Eme, for sixteen years, estates in Hingham and Hackford, and then to son 
John and his heirs forever. To daughters Ellen and Agnes £6 . 13 . 4 
each. Brother Robert Smythe alias Folsom, supervisor ; wife Eme ex- 
ecutrix. Probated May 2, 1566. (Archdeaconry of Norfolk.) 

Will of Adam Smith alias Folldsham of Skowlton, co. Norfolk, yeo- 
man, dated Oct. 16, 1616. To wife Agnes lands in Skowlton for life, and 
then to son and heir Robert ; son Thomas ; daughters Marian and Ellen. 

186 Genealogical Research in England. [^ April, 

Wife Agnes executrix. Probated Nov. 8, 1 GIG. (Archdeaconry of Nor- 

[This Adam, of Skowlton, was son of Adam of Besthorpe.] 

"Will of Adam Smith alias Folsham of Hingham, co. Norfolk, yeo- 
man, dated Apr. 20, 1627. To mother Grace Smith alias Folsham her 
dwelling in my parlor. To son John Smith alias Folsham and his heirs 
all estates in Hackford at age of 21 years. To wife Agnes estates in 
Hingham for life, with remainder to son Adam Smith alias Folsham. Son 
Peter Smith alias Folsham. Wife Agnes executrix. Probated June 7, 
1627. (Consistory Court of Norwich.) 

[This Adam, of Hingham, was son of John of Hingham and Hackford, who 
died intestate Apr. 28, 1620, and grandson of Adam of Besthorpe. His son 
John Smith alias Folsham sold the Hackford estates aiven hirn by his father's 
will, adopted the name Folsom, and emigrated to New England in 1638.] 


The recent publication of the Registers of Bury, Lancashire, England, in 
the course of the admirable work being done by the Lancashire Parish 
Register Society, has thrown further light on many details of the family 
and relatives of President Henry Dunster of Harvard College, and of his 
connection with Maj. Simon Willard, Capt. Joseph Hills, Benanuel Bowers, 
and John Page, which has been a subject of controversy for fifty years. 

From a letter written in 1 641 to President Dunster by his father, Henry, 
and still preserved, it has been long known that the latter was a resident 
of an estate called Baleholt, in the parish of Bury, Lancaster ; and although 
the original registers were examined in 1854, and again in 1875 and 1876, 
the parish clerk persisted that the baptism of the president, in 1609, could 
not be found. The family were of the yeomanry or small copyholder clas?, 
and evidently had resided in the vicinity of Bury for several generations 
prior to the birth of President Dunster. 

1. Robert 1 Dunster of Tottington, who died in Aug., 1599, or 

1. Henry 1 Dunster, Sr., who was buried Apr. 11, 1592, was probably 

the father of 

2. i. Robert, 2 b. about 1555. 

3. ii. Henry, b. about 15G0. 

2. Robert 2 Dunster, b. about 1555, was called of Baleholt, in the 

registers, and had a wife " Jony," who was buried Nov. 21, 1624. 
Children : 

4. i. Henry, 3 b. about 1580. 

ii. " Jonie," m. Feb. 27, 1608-9, Arthur Kaye. 
iii. Elizabeth, m. Feb. 14, 1608-9, James Kaye. 

3. Henry 2 Dunster, born about 1560, was sometimes called of Elton 

on the register. His wife was buried May 1, 1605. "Elizabeth 
widow of Henry Dunster was buried Apr. 8, 1617," and she was 
probably the second wife of this Henry, 2 who was buried Jan. 16, 

Children by first wife : 

i. Alice, 3 m. Jan. 4, 1610-11, William Fletcher, and had a dan. Alice, 
bapt. June 24, 1615, -who m. Sept. 27, 1636, as his second wife, her 
6econd cousin Robert 4 Dunster (No. 6). 

907.] Genealogical Research in England, 187 

ii. John, bapt. Apr. 16, 1591; bur. May 22, 1591. 

5. iii. Henry, bapt. Apr. 30, 1592. 

iv. Robert, bapt. June 1, 1595; m. Sept. 22, 1621, Mary Gerret, and 

had Daniel* bapt Mar. 10, 1621-2. 
v. Elizabeth, bapt. Mar. 12, 1597-8. 
vi. Daniel, bapt. Aug. 24, 1600. 
vii. James, bapt. MaiCl3, 1602-3; m. May 19, 1635, Susan Fitton. 

A. Henry 3 Dunster (Robert 2 ), born about 1580, was father of Presi- 
dent Dunster of Harvard College, and lived at Baleholt, where he 
died, and was buried Sept. 16, 1G46. His will, dated Oct. 6, 1645, 
probated Dec. 14, 1646, by his daughters Elizabeth and Alice, is 
on file at the Probate Registry at Chester, His first wife was buried 
Feb. 7, 1643-4; and he married second, Dec. 4, 1644, Joane Orpe, 
who was buried Feb. 7, 1643-4. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Isabel, 4 bapt. May 1, 1603; bur. June 10, 1611. 

6. ii. Robert, bapt. Aug. 18, 1605. 

iii. John, bapt. Aug. 24, 1606; probably d. young. 

iv. Margaret, bapt. Jan. 17, 1607-8 ; bur. Aug. 20, 1625. 

7. v. Henry, bapt. Nov. 26, 1609 ; the first president of Harvard College, 
vi. Thomas, bapt. Dec. 8, 1611-12; in the letter of Mar. 20, 1640-1, to 

President Dunster, it is stated that Thomas "is now a widower 
for both wife and children are dead since Michaelmas," but there 
is no mention of him, in the Bury Registers, after his baptism. 

vii. Alice, bapt. Dec. 19, 1613; living, unmarried, in 1646. 

viii. Richard, bapt. Mar. 23, 1616 ; came to New England with his broth- 
er Henry, and lived there a few years, but nothing further is 
known of him. 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. Apr. 26, 1619; came to New England between 
1647 and 1651 ; m. in 1651, as his second wife, Maj. Simon Willard 
of Concord, Mass., and died, without issue, about six months 
after her marriage. Maj. Simon Willard by his first wife, Mary 
Sharpe (whom he married in England about 1631), had nine chil- 
dren, the last, Simon, b. Nov. 23, 1649, soon after which time she 
•died. After the death of his second wife, Elizabeth Dunster, sis- 
ter of President Dunster, as above stated, he m. (3) in the latter 
part of 1652, Mary Dunster, who had come to New England in 
the summer of that year, and by her he had eight children, begin- 
ning with Mary, b. in Concord. Sept. 7, 1653. This third wife was 
either the Mary 6 DunsteL" bapt. at Bury, Dec. 5, 1630, dau, of 
Robert, 4 and neice of President Dunster, or else she was the* 
Mary 4 Dunster bapt. in Bury, Oct. 25, 1629, dau. of Henry 3 Dun- 
ster (No. 5) and second cousin of President Dunster; and although 
President Dunster in his will speaks of Mary (Dunster) Willard 
as " sister Willard," he so termed her because her husband, Maj. 
Willard, was his brother-in-law by previous marriage to Elizabeth 
Dunster his sister. Mary (Dunster) Willard, widow of Maj. Si- 
mon, m. (2) July 14, 1680, Dea. Joseph Noyes of Sudbury, and 
d. in Dec, 1715. 

5. Henry 3 Dunster (Henri/ 2 ), bapt. Apr. 30, 1592, is called of Elton. 
He married, Oct. 10, 1615, Isabel Kaye, who was buried Dec. 10, 

Children : 

i. Mary, 4 bapt. June 14, 1618 ; bur. May 19, 1620. 

ii. Henry, bapt. Nov. 29, 1620. 

iii. John, bapt. May 4, 1623 ; lived in Elton ; had a family. 

iv. Daniel, bapt. Aug. 8, 1625. 

v. Alice, bapt. Dec. 16, 1627. 

vi. Mary, bapt. Oct. 25, 1629 ; probably came to New England, and m. 

188 Genealogical Research in England, [April, 

(1) Maj. Simon Willard, and (2) Dea. Joseph Noyes, as before 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. July 15, 1G32 ; came to New England; m. in Cam- 
bridge, Dec. 9, 1653, Benanuel Bowers. They were Baptists and 
Quakers, and suffered persecution for twenty years. She is men- 
tioned in President Dunster's will as " cousin Bowers." They 
had nine children. 

viii. James, bapt. Apr. 26, 1635. 

6. Robert 4 Dunster (Henry* Robert 2 ), bapt. Aug. 18, 1605, is usually 

called "of Tottingham " in the registers of Bury, but at his burial, 
Sept. 24, 1644, is called "of Baleholt." His first wife was buried 
Dec. 31, 1634; and he married second, Sept. 27, 1636, his second 
cousin Alice, bapt. June 24, 1615, daughter of William, and Alice 
(Dunster) Fletcher of Bury. She was probably the Alice Dun- 
ster, of Tottington, buried Sept. 29, 1688. 
Children byj first^wif e : 

i. Makgabet, 5 bapt. Mar. 30, 1628. 

ii. Mary, bapt. Dec. 5, 1630; perhaps the one who came to New Eng- 
land in 1652, and m. (1) Maj. Simon Willard, and (2) Joseph 
Noyes, as previously related. 

iii. Henry, bapt. Mar. 18, 1631-2 ; bur. Oct. 12, 1632. 

iv. Henry, bapt. Nov., 1634; bur. Oct. 1, 1641. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Bethia, bapt. Dec. 9, 1638; bur. Jan. 29, 1647-8. 

vi. Faith, bapt. Mar. 7, 1640-1; came to New England; m. May 12, 

1664, John Page of Groton, Mass., and had issue. She is referred 
to as " cousin Faith Dunster," in the will of President Dunster, the 

word " cousin" being used in the sense of " niece." 
vii. Alice, bapt. Jan. 15, 1642-3; bur. Oct. 1, 1644. 

7. Rev. Henry 4 Dunster (Henry, 3 Robert 2 ), bapt. Nov. 26, 1609, was 

educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, England; B.A. 1630, 
M.A. 1634. He came to New England in the summer of 1640, and 
was immediately made the first president of Harvard College, preach- 
ing at times in the Cambridge church. He carried on his work 
successfully for a dozen years, but in 1653, having announced his 
opposition to infant baptism, he was, in 1654, forced to resign, and 
he removed from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, settling at Scit- 
uate in Plymouth Colony, where there was more tolerance, and 
there he carried on the ministry some five years, until his death, 
Feb. 27, 1659-60. In his will he directed his body to be buried at 
Cambridge, which was done ; and he mentions, among others, " my 
cousin Bowers, my cousin Faith Dunster, my sister Willard of Con- 
cord, and sister Hills of Maiden." 

He married first, in Cambridge, June 22, 1641, Elizabeth, widow 
of Rev. Josse Glover who had died on the voyage to New Eng- 
land in* 1 638, and sister of Richard Harris. She died Aug. 23, 
1643, having had no children by Mr. Dunster. He married second, 
in 1644, Elizabeth, born about 1627, died in Cambridge, Sept. 12, 
1690, probably daughter of that Hugh Atkinson of Kendall, co. 
Westmoreland, England, who had a daughter Helen Atkinson who 
came to New England and married, Jan., lijiji'y-i), as his third wife, 
Capt. Joseph Hills of Maiden. This seems to be the only possible 
explanation for President Dunster's calling Mrs. Hills ''sister." 

Children by second marriage : 
i. David, b. May 16, 1645; probably went to England. 

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ii. Dorothy, b. Jan. 29, 1647-8 ; d. young. 

iii. Henry, b. 1050; d. young. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 28, or Oct. 27, 1653; has numerous descend- 
ants in America. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 29, 1656 ; d. in 1729 ; m. twice, and had two 
children, who d. unmarried. 

Extracts from English Parish Registers. 
St. Michael's, Comhill, London. 

Zachary Goodyear married, July 5, 1596, Susanna Baxter. 
[Parents of Dep.-Gov. Stephen Goodyear of Conn.] 

St. Mary Woolnoth, London. « 

Children of Stephen Goodyear, Merchant : 

i. Siephen, bur. Feb. 25, 1627-8. 

ii. Mary, bapt. Jan. 22, 1629-30. 

iii. Stephen, bapt. June 2, 1631. 

iv. Thomas, bapt. Jan. 3, 1632-3. 

v. Andrew, bapt. Apr. 3, 1634; bur. Sept. 8, 1635. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 12, 1639 ; bur. Nov. 14, 1639. 

[Of the above children of Dep.-Gov. Stephen Goodyear (who came to New 
laven in 1640), only Mary survived. She married, in 1649, Capt. Thomas Lake 
)f Boston. A daughter Hannah, born about 1637, but whose baptism does not 
ippear, also came to New England, and married, in 1656, Samuel Wakeman.] 

St. Nicholas Aeons, London. 

George Lamberton of St. Mary's Whiteehapel, and Margaret Lewen of 
lie same parish, married Jan. 6, 1628-9. 

[Capt. George Lamberton came to New Haven in 1641, and was lost at sea 
n 1646. His widow, Margaret, married, as his second wife, Dep.-Gov. Stephen 

St. Mary's, Dover. ■ 4 

July 24, 1718. Baptized, Susanna daughter of Francis and Margaret 
Hamilton ; this poor woman's maideu name is Margaret Brown ; her child 
airth pains fell upon her at the half-way house betwixt this and Canterbury, 
md she brought her child here to my house and I christened it ; she herself 
ind her ancient father and mother are going to Francis Hamilton in New 
England, where they say he is settled on a plantation left him by his de- 
ceased brother who lived there. 

SS. Andrew and Mary, Pitminster, co. Somerset. 

Philipe Torry, son of William Torry, parish of Comb St. Nicholas, and 
A.lce Richards, dau. of James Richards, parish of Pitminster, married 
Nov. 27, 1G04. 

[This Philip Torrey was the father of William, James, Philip, and Joseph, 
who came to New England about 1640.] 

Marriage License Bonds, Lpswich, co. Suffolk. 

Henry Chickeringe of Ringsfield, single, and Elizabeth Smithe, widow, 
oi Wrenthan, May 4, 1622. 

Henry Chickeringe of Wrentham, widower, and Anne Grosse of Darsham, 
single, May 10, 1628. 

[This Henry Chickering settled in Dedham, Mass.] 



Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [April, 


Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from page 90.] 


Sep tr 1 th John Straton, Son of Amos Fox & Wife 

Oct r 2 

Oct r 22 

Oct r 29 
Feb* 11 th 

March 1 st 
March 22 

Ap 11 22 


6 th 




27 th 


27 th 

June 17 Ul 


24 th 


28 th 


t 5th 


12 th 


19 th 

Sept 1 



16 th 

Oct r 

14 th 

Chester, Son of Charles Andrus, Jun r & Wife 
Mary, Daughter of Elisha and Anna How 
Loise, Daughter of Solomon Nye & Wife 
James-Luther, Son of Joseph and Lydia Wright 
Thomas, Son of Edward and Jerusha Potter 
Anna, Daughter of Isaac & Elizebeth Tryon 

was Baptized. 



was Baptized, 





Orial, Son of Philip and Mercy Covel 

Vine, Daughter of Daniel & Mabiel Wright 

Mary, Daughter of Nehemiah Write & Wife 

Julius, Son of William House, Jun r and Wife 

Gula, Daughter of the same 

Horrace, Son of Lazarus House and Wife 

These Children were baptized at M r Daniel Chamberlain's 

— being a Lectur (?) & preach d 

Giles, Son of Joel & Lois House 

George, Son of Levi & Sarah Fox 

Edward, Son of Edward & Lydia Hale 

Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Shurtliff 

Mercy, Daughter of Hennery & Mercy Goodale 

Eunice, Daughter of Asa & Eunice Williams 

Elizebeth Bowers was baptized privately. 

Cate, Daughter of Peletiah & Mary Loveland 

Pamelia, Daughter of Lemuel & Prudence Fox was Baptized. 

Leonard, son of Charles Treat & his Wife u " 

Mahi table, Daughter of Israel & Sarah Holester " " 

Roger, Son of Ruben Risley & Wife & Patience their Daugh- 
ter were Baptized. 

Polly Myra, Daughter of William & Ruth Buck was Baptized 
by M r Huntington. 

Israel, Son of Israel House & Wife was Baptized. 

Polly, Daughter of James Kenny & AVit'e " 

Alford, Son of Benf Hodge, Jun r & AVife 

Mabel, Daughter of Ebenezer& Marv Fox was 

William, Son of William & Mary Hale 

Julian, Son of Aaron Holester & AVife 

Docia, Daughter of Frary Hale & AVife 

Joseph, Son of Joseph Goodale Jim 1 ' & AVife 

Timothy, David, Jemimah & Abigail, Sons and Daughters of 
Timothy & Jemimah Brainard were Baptized on her Ac- 







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Oct r 23 d Calvin, Son of William & Deborah Richerson was Baptized 

Oct r 25 th Elizebeth, Daughter of John & Elizebeth Loveland was Bap- 
No vem br 1 1 William Richerson, an Adult Person, was Baptized. 
Nove br 25 th David, Son of Edward Potter, Jun r & Wife " " 

& Ruth, Son and Daughter of Elizur Hubbard Jun r 
and Wife were Baptized. 
Feb y 3 Ira, Son of Asa and Sarah Smith was Baptized. 

March 23 Asa, Son of Ebenezer Goodale & his Wife was Baptized. 
Ap 11 13 th Cloe, Daughter of Abner & Cloe House " " 

May 4 th Ralph, Son of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " " 
Joseph, Son of Daniel & Ruth House " " 

Hezekiah, Son of Hezekiah Wickham Jun r and Wife was 

Harriet, Daughter of Thomas Risley, Jun r , & Thankful his 

Wife was Baptized. 
William, Lot & Sarah, Sons & Daughter of William & Debo- 
rah Nickerson were Baptized privately. 

Nancy, Daughter of & Mahitibel Brooks was Baptized 

privately on her Account. 
Joseph, Son of Timothy & Meriba Lockwood " " 

Electe, Daughter of Jonathan Covel & Wife " " 

Abigail, Daughter of Russel Keney & Sarah his Wife 
James, Son of James & Lucy Covel was 

Axe, Daughter of William & Hannah Kenney " 
Siah, Son of Jonathan & Sarah Talcot " 

Nester, Son of Jonathan & Cloe Treat " " 

Alphel, Son of David & Hope Holester " " 

Ozias, Son of Appleton Homes & Wife 
Experience, Daughter of Samuel Risley & Wife " 

May 12 

May 15 th 

June 1 st 
June 8 th 

June 15 th 

June 22 

June 29 th 
July 6 th 

July 7 th 

July 10 th 



Lester, Son of James & Abigail McClean " " 


Hannah & Martha, Daughters of Joseph Hills & Wife 
Elizebeth, Daughter of Stephen Holester and Wife 
These were Baptized at a Private Lecture. 
July 20 th Esther, Daughter of Levi & Esther Loveland was 
Augs* 10 th Elisha (?) Chalker, Son of William and Joanah Heldreth was 

Likewise Joannah & Lucy, Daughters of William & Joannah 
Heldreth were Baptized on her Account. 
Augst 24 th Naby, Daughter of George & Flore Tryon was Baptized. 
Sep r 28 Hezekiah Smith, Son of Elizur Hubbard Jun r and Wife were 


Oct r 5 th Joanna, Daughter of Timothy & Anna Hale was Baptized. 

Nov 1- . 2 Samuel, Son of Samuel & P^unice Brooks " " 

Ansa & Roxy, Son and Daughter of Thorn 8 & Cloe Fox " 

Anna, Daughter of David & Habsebeth Fox was " 

Nov r 9 th Joseph Churchil, Son of Asael and Elizebeth Holester " 

Dece br 19 th Mima, Daughter of Elisha & Anna How was " 

Hannah, Daughter of Elijah & Mary Nye " " 

William Henery, Son of Henery & Mercy Turner " " 

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192 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [April, 


Feb* 8 th Mahitibel, Daughter of Allen & Lucy Goodrich was baptized 

Nancy, Daughter of David and Hope Holester " " 

March 1 st Eliezur, Son of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard " " 

Betsey, Daughter of Matt & Loise House " " 

March 29 th Aaron Hubbard, Son of Thomas and Prudence Blish was 


Prude, Daughter of John & Elizebeth How was Baptized 
Ap 11 19 Prude, Daughter of David & Onnor Nye " " 

May 3 Sally, Daughter of Joseph & Gedidah Simons u " 

May 10 th Nabby, Daughter of Samuel & Abigail Hills " " 

May 17 th Violetter, Daughter of Joel & Loise House " " 

May 24 Dudley, Son of Israel & Sarah Holester " " 

Norman, Son of John & Elizebeth Loveland " " 

Anna, Daughter of Samuel Smith & Wife " " 

May 30 th Peg- Negro Grild, Daughter of Hagar privately 

June 21 st Dorathy % Daughter of Thomas & Prudence Blish was Baptized. 

Milla, Daughter of Daniel and Mable Wright " " 

June 28 th Mary, Daughter of Cap 1 Samuel Covel & Wife " " 

Lora, Daughter of Benj n Hodge, Jun r & Wife " " 

July 12 th David Elsworth, Son of David Little of East Hartford & Wife 

was Baptized 
July 19 th Ora, Daughter of William House & Wife was Baptized. 
July 29 th Silas, Son of Jonathan Llolden & Wife " " 

Joseph, Son of Joseph Hills & Wife " u 

Aug st 2 Timothy Brainard, Son of Nehemiah & Phebe Strickland was 

Aug st 9 th Josiah, Son of Josiah & Abigail Brooks was Baptized. 

Silas, Son of Lemuel & Prudence Fox " " 

Jered, Son of Charles & Dorothv Treat " " 

Aug st 16 th Vine, Daughter of Cap 1 Charles Andrus & Anna his Wife was 

Ang Ft 30 th Synther, Daughter of Lazarus & Rebecah House was Baptized 

* Vier, Daughter of Pelletiah & Mary Loveland 

Sep tr 13 th Asa, Son of Asa & Eunice Williams 
Oct r 11 th Prude, Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife 
Nov br 8 th Marshel, Son of Isaac Tryon & Wife 
Nov r 12 th Rachel, Daughter of Jonathan & Cloe Treat 
Nov r 15 11 ' Chauncey, Son of Charles & Martha Holmes 














March 28 th Alsy, Daughter of Israel House & Wife was Baptized. 

Ap 11 4 th Frances, Daughter of William & Mary Hale was Baptized. 

Ap 11 11 th Betsey, Daughter of Thomas & Thaukfull Risley " " 
Nathan, Son of Natlian & Elizabeth Dickerson " " 

Ap 11 24 th Truman, Son of Ruben Risley t \c Wife was Baptized privately 

May 3 Daniel, Son of Daniel & Ruth House " " 

Asa, Son of Hezekiah Wickham Jun r & Wife was Baptized 
Polly, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Shurtleff " " 

May 9 th William Wickham, Son of Christiana Morley " " on 

her Father's account. 
Abigail, Daughter of Abner& Cloe House 
Anne, Daughter of Thomas & Anne Goodale 

May 10 1h Betsey, Daughter of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale " 

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May 17 th Amasa, Son of Aniasa & Elizebeth Fox was Baptized 
July 11 th Elizebeth, Daughter of Asael Holester & Elizebeth Holester 

was Baptized. 
Alvaney, Son of ^[illegibW] & Sarah Fox was Baptized. 
July 18 Lydia, Daughter of Appleton & Lydia Holmes " 
Darius, Son of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was " 
Hannah, Daughter of Elizur Hubbard Jun r & Wife was Baptized 
Clarry, daughter of James & Anna Holmes " " 

July 25 th Sophrona, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Williams " " 
Aug st 12 th Daniel Smith, Son of Mary Persons " " 

David & Mary, Son & Daughter of David & Mary Dicker- 
son were Baptized 
Lorania, Daughter of Sam 11 Persons & Wife was Baptized on 

her account. 
Enos & Loice, Son & Daughter of Eliphalet & Elizabeth Covel 

were baptized. 
Vier & Vine, Daughters of James & Abigal McLean were 

These children were baptized at the House of David Dicker- 
son, — A Sermon being delivered on the Occasion. 
Sep r 5 th Walter, Son of William & Ruth Buck was baptized. 

Patience, Daughter of Henry Goodale & his Wife was Baptized. 

William, Son of William & Anna DeWolf " 

Hitte, Daughter of William & Mehitable Brooks " " on 
her account. 

0ct r 23 d Hoel ALanson, Son of Hoel & Cloe Strickland was Baptized. 
0ct r 30 th Cile, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel " L " 

Chancey, Son of Lebeus Hills, Jun r " " 

Polly, Daughter of Lebbeus & Mary Hills " " 

Nov r 15 th Asa, Son of David & Mary Dickerson " " 

!S T ov r 21 st Noah, Betsey & Fanny, Son & Daughters of Samuel & Elize- 
beth Noulding were Baptized. 

Cloe, Daughter of Thomas & Cloe Fox was baptized on her 

Feb. 27 th Susannah, Daughter of Samuel & Eunice Brooks was Baptized. 
March 20 Sylvester, Son of Thomas & Prudence Blish " " 

Vlarch 27 th Sarah, Daughter of Asa & Sarah Smith " " 

May 1 st Loice, Daughter of Asa & Easter Goslee " " 

Onnor, Daughter of George & Flore Tryon 

Lucy, Daughter of James & Lucy Covel 
May 8 th Truman, Son of Ruben Risley & his Wife 
May 15 th Oratio, Son of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " 

May 22 Giles, Son of David Fox & his Wife 

James Butler, Son of Henry & Mary Turner 

Henery, Son of Henery Goodale 
May 30 th Jabez, Son of Jabez & Ruth Talcott was baptized privately. 

Emmely, Daughter of William Straton and wife was Baptized 
une 5 th Harvey, Son of Samuel and Anna Covel " " 

Sally, Daughter of Solomon and Loise Nye " "• 

une 12 tb Sarah, Daughter of Russel & Sarah Kenney " " 

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194 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [April, 

July 3 (1 Deborah, the Wife of Nathan Loveland was Baptized. 

Philatha & Nathan, Daughter & Son of Nathan & Deborah 
Loveland were Baptized. 

Zibe, Daughter of Peletiah & Mary Loveland was Baptized. 
July 10 th Joseph, Son of Thomas & Aima Goodale " " 

July 31 st Lucy, Daughter of Israel & Sarah Holester u " 

Abigail, Daughter of Amasa & Abigal Fox " " 

Aug ?t 11 th Simeon, Easter & Elijah, Sous & Daughter of Simeon & Mary 

Strickland was Baptized. 
Aug st 11 th Hope, Daughter of Timothy & Mary Stevens was baptized. 

Unice, Daughter of John & Elizabeth Loveland" " 

These children were baptized at M r Eliezar Hubbard's. 
Aug st 14 tb Charles, Son of Plene [Pliny] Holester was Baptized. 

Benoni, Son of Benoni & Lucreatia Buck was Baptized 
Sep 1 4 th Abraham, Son of Howel & Cloe Strickland " " 

Lucy, Daughter of Joel & Loise House " " 

Oct r 2 d Elijah, Son of Levi & Hannah Loveland " " 

Oct r 16 tb Grove, Son of Joshua Webster & Wife " " 

Llope, Daughter of David & Hope Holester " " 

Oct r 15 (?) Saul & Gideon, Sons of William Kicherson & Wife 
Oct 21 st Allen, Son of Lazarus House & Wife " " 

Lidia, Daughter of Edward & Lidia Hale " " 

Hitte, Daughter of Sam 11 Persons & Wife " " on 

her account. 
Nov r 13 th Roxey, Daughter of Jonathan Shirtleff " " 

Lucretia, Daughter of Hezekiah & Lucretia Wickham was 

Feby 13 th Jered, Son of Elijah & Welles was Baptized privately. 

Feb ry 26 Amelia, Daughter of Thomas Risley, Jun r & his Wife was 

Ap 11 1 st Rufus, Son of Abner & Cloe House 
Ap 11 8 th Sally, Daughter of Sam 11 Smith & his Wife 
May 6 th Dolly, Daughter of Charles & Dorithy Treat 

Mabel, Daughter of Aaron and Asenah Hills 

Hope, Daughter of Moses & Anna Hills 

Chester, Son of Francis & Polly Loveland 
May 13 Amasa Dodge, an Adult Person 

Polly, Daughter of Amasa & Mary Dodge 
June 3 Lemuel, Son of Lemuel & Prudence Fox 

June 24 th Levi, Son of Levi Johnson & Wife 

Betsy, Daughter of Frary Hale & Wife 
July 1 st David, Son of Nehemiah Strickland & Wife 

Eliezer Hubbard, Son of Israel House & Wife 
July 15 th Michael, Son of William House & his Wife 

Jesse, Son of Josiah Brooks & his Wife 
July 22 d Flavel, Son of James McLean & his Wife was Baptized. 

Syndy of Jeremiah Stocking & his Wife " 

July 28 th Charrotte, Daughter of Mathew House and his Wife Baptized 

Clesard, Son of [saac Tryon & Wife Baptized privately 
Augus 1 10 st Loradocha Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife Baptized 

Lemuel, Son of David Dickerson & Wjfe was 
Sep r 17 tb Unice, Daughter of Daniel Wright & Wife ' 









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Oct r 14 Jered, Son of Nathan and Deborah Loveland was Baptized. 

Oct 1 21 st Elisha, Eliezer, & Joel, Sons of Joseph Wright & Wife were 


Nov r 6 th John, Son of Elisha and Anna House was Baptized. 
Ruth, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Williams " 
Betsey, Daughter of Moses & Elizabeth Goodale Baptized. 
Lorra, Daughter of Reuben & Eunice Abbe was " 

Fanne, Daughter of George & Jemima Hunt " 

Ora, Daughter of Lemuel & Prudence Fox was 
Chauncey, Son of James & Lucy Covell " 

Nov r 11 th Henery, Son of Elizur Hubbard, Jun r & Wife 
Luce, a Free Negro, was Baptized. 

Decem br 30 tb Jonathan Hubbard, Son of Jonathan & Sarah Talcott " 

Jan^ 3(?) Orford Elizur, Son of Doc r Elizur Hale & Wife was " 

Jan y 20 th Florainy, Daughter of Elizur & Sarah Andrews 

Feb^ 3 d William, Son of William & Mary Hale 

March 20 th Luther, Son of Pelatiah and Mary Loveland 

Ap 11 12 Orant (?) Son of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale 
Electa, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel 

May 26 th Sarah, Daughter of Benjamin and Ann Tucker 
Philena, Daughter of Isaac Brown and Wife 
Anna Elsworth, Daughter of Elijah H. Goodrich & his Wife 

was Baptized. 
Mable, Daughter of Thomas Goodrich & Wife was Baptized. 

June 25 Mary, Daughter of Daniel House & Wife " " 

Moriah, Daughter of Joshua Webster and his Wife " 
Lucy, Daughter of Hezekiah Wickham and his Wife " 

July 3 rd Ephraim, the Son of Samuel Persons and his Wife was Bap- 
tized on her account. 

July 17 th Dudley, Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Noulding, was Baptized. 
Russel Backus, Son of Josiah and Abigail Brooks " " 

Aug st 4 Almira, Daughter of Roger & Hannah Hollister " " 

Solomon, Son of Solomon & Loise Ney [Nye] " " 

Solon, Son of Jeremiah Stocking & Wife " " 

Aug st 24 th Arnold, Son of Nathaniel Holester Jun r & Wife " " 

Sep 1 8 th Anne, Daughter of Moses and Anne Hills was baptized the 

Sabath after her Death. 
Harry, Son of Henery Goodale & wife was Baptized. 

Sep 1- 15 th Silvester, Son of Francis Loveland and Wife was Baptized. 

Sep* 22 Zema & Daniel, Son & Daughter of Benjamin Chamberlain & 

Wife were Baptized. 
Aurora, Daughter of Hoil & Cloe Strickland was Baptized. 

Oct r 10 th Molly, Daughter of John & Elizabeth Loveland " 

Oct r 13 th Benjamin & Zarah, Son & Daughter of Russel & Sarah Ken- 

ey were baptized privately. 

Oct 1 " 20 th Holsey, Son of Benoni & Jemimah Buck was Baptized. 
Wealthy, Daughter of Joel & Lois House " " 

Nov r 27 th Horice, Son of William Richardson & Wife " 

Chancey, Son of Henry & Mercy Turner " 

Oct 1 " 29 th Betsey, Daughter of Levi & Easter Loveland was Baptized on 

her account. 

Nov r 24 th Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan & Katurah Treat was Baptized. 


Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [April, 

Dec 1 " 28 th Desier, Daughter of Joseph Wright & Wife was Baptized. 

Jan y 26 th David, Son of George & Cloe Try on 

Florania, Daughter of Elijah Nye & Wife 
Feb 5 ' 9 th Joseph, Son of Joseph Goodale and Wife 

Chauncey, Son of Moses Goodale 
March 2 d Thomas, Son of William & Polly White 

March 9 th 
March 31 
Apr 11 20 th 










Ap 11 9 th 
May 11 th 
May 18 th 
June 21 st 
Jan 29 th 
July 6 th 

July 20 th 







Sep 1 20 th 
Oct r 5 th 
Oct r 12 th 

Assalina, Daughter of Philip and Mary Covel 

Stephen, Son of Stephen Case & Wife 

Thomas Sherman, Son of Thomas & Thankfull Risley was 

Salmon, Son of Abner House and his Wife was Baptized. 

Asa, Son of Aaron Hills & Assenah Hills his Wife " 

Lora, Son of Zadock & Ruth Andrus was Baptized. 

David, Son of Samuel & Abigail Hills " 

James, Son of Daniel Wright & Wife " 

Alson, Son of Lemuel & Prudence Fox 

Ira, Son of David & Mary Dickerson 

Zera, Son of Levi Hills & Wife 

Shubel, Son of Ashbel Kenny & Wife 
August 24 th Jonnathan, Son of Jonnathan Shirtleff & Wife was Baptized. 
Aug 8 * 31 st Jehiel, Son of Lazarus & Rebecca House " u 

Joshua, Son of Joshua Webster & Wife " u 

Horatio Goodrich, Son of Jabez & Ruth Talcott " " 

Harriet, Daughter of Benjamin & Anna Tucker was Baptized 
on her account. 

Harvey, Son of Thomas & Cloe Fox was Baptized on her ac- 

Thomas, Son of Thomas Sparks was baptized on his Parents 

Asa Williams, Son of Ruben Abbe and his Wife was Baptized. 

Marvin, Son of Frary Hale & Wife 

William, Son of Edward Hale & Wife 

Harvey, Son of Levi Johnson & Wife 

Nabby, Daughter of Israel House & Wife 

Chauncev, Son of Benoni & Lucretia Buck 

Alvin, Son of George & Jemimah Hunt 

Erastus, Son of Ebenezer Goodale 

Elijah Hubbard, Son of Elijah Hubbard Goodrich & Mable 
his Wife, was Baptized. 

Leonard Hubbard, Son of Jacob and Onnor Humerson was 

Hannah, Daughter of Charles and Martha Holmes was bap- 

Oct r 20 th 


Nov r 2 d 

Nov r 
Nov r 

9 th 
23 d 

30 tb 

Nov r 
Decem br 















Jan? 1 



Feb r y 1 st 

Feb r > 8 th 

Silvester Gilbert, Son of Gilbert and Lucy Wier was Baptized 

Molly Foster, Daughter of Eliphelet Covel " 

Mable, Daughter of Thomas and Anna Goodale " 
File, Daughter of Levi and Sally Fox was Baptized on her 





1907.] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist, Gen. Society. 197 

March 7 th Afhbel, Son of Lois Freeman was Baptized. 
Apr 1 19 Emilia, Daughter of Isaac Williams & wife was Baptized. 
May 11 th Jonathan Hubbard, Son of Jonathan Talcott & Wife was 


[To be continued.] 



By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 December, 1906. The New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society held a stated meeting in Marshall P. Wilder hall, 18 Somerset 
street, at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, the President, Hon. James 
Phinney Baxter, Litt.D., in the chair. 

After the reading and approval of the minutes of the November meeting, 
George Canning Burgess, A. B., of Brookline, was introduced as the essayist 
for this meeting. Mr. Burgess read an able and valuable paper on Thomas Wil- 
let of Ley den and Plymouth, First Mayor of New York, which was greatly en- 
joyed. Thanks were unanimously voted, and a copy requested for the archives. 

The executive officers presented monthly reports, which were received, read, 
accepted, and ordered on file. 

Six new members were elected. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, A.B., and Hosea Starr Ballou were appointed 
an Auditing Committee. 

A minute in memoriam William Tracy Eustis was presented by the commit- 
tee, and accepted, after which the meeting dissolved. 

2 January, 1907. A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual 
time and place, the President in the chair. In the absence of the Recording 
Secretary, Miss Mary Ella Stickuey was elected pro tempore. 

The ordinary exercises followed, with a vote of thanks to Pearl Hilclreth 
Parker and Silas Roger Coburn, of Dracut, for manuscript collections of grave- 
yard inscriptions, presented to the Society. 

Edwin Noah Hardy, A.M., Ph.D., then delivered a highly interesting essay 
on The Old Time Meeting House in New England in Anecdote, Incident and As- 
sociation, for which thanks were voted and a copy requested for the archives. 

On motion, it was ,. 

Voted, To accept the legacy of One Thousand Dollars bequeathed the Society 
by the will of Charles C. French of Boston. 

Seven new resident, and one corresponding, members were elected, after 
which the meeting was dissolved by vote. 

30 January. The annual meeting was held today, agreeable to article 1, 
chapter III., of the By-laws, for report of which see Supplement to the pres- 
ent number of the Register. 

6 February. A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual time and 
place, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, being called to the chair in 
the absence of the President. 

Then followed the routine exercises, when Jacob Hagar Carfray, Ph.M., of 
Wakefield, read a paper on The United States Presidential Election of 1860, 
which elicited an active discussion on its conclusion. A vote of thanks was 
unanimously tendered the speaker, and a copy of the paper requested for the 

Seven new members were elected. 

Deloraine Pendre Corey, of Maiden, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of New- 
ton, and Miss Mitty Belcher Fairbanks, of Farmington, Me., were appointed a 
committee to submit a minute of respect in memoriam William Blake Trask, 
A.M., of Dorchester, deceased. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

198 Notes and Queries. [April, 



Rev. Henry Flint. — A movement is on foot to place a tablet in the well- 
known " Stone Temple," at Quincy, in memory of the Rev. Henry Flint, first 
Teacher, and, subsequently, second Pastor, of the Town of Braintree. Four 
individuals of the name of Flint emigrated to New England, and settled iu 
Massachusetts, before 1G50, viz., Thomas and William, of Salem, Henry of 
Braintree, and Thomas of Concord. Henry of Braintree was a clergyman. 
There is a characteristic pretence of a biography of him, by Cotton Mather, in 
the Magnalia, Book III, Chap. 10. His widow, Margery, was sister of President 
Hoar, of Harvard College. Henry Flint died April 27, 1608, aged sixty-one years. 
His widow survived him nearly twenty years, dying March 10, 1G87. From 
Henry Flint and his wife, Margery, has descended a numerous and very dis- 
tinguished progeny. Iu forwarding the movement for a tablet to the memory 
of Henry Flint, it became an interesting question to ascertain whether he had 
any descendants now living of the name of Flint. It has finally been con- 
cluded that such is not the case. According to the Braintree Records, the 
Rev. Henry had five sons, three of whom died in infancy. Another, Seth, died 
when a sophomore in Harvard College. The eldest son, Rev. Josiah Flint of 
Dorchester, died Sept. 1G, 1680, leaving four children, Henry, Thomas, Dorothy 
and Josiah. Thomas died without issue; Dorothy married Edmund Quiucy; 
Josiah, a mariner of Boston, died leaving only one child, Esther, who married 
Stephen Richards of Boston ; Henry, the well-known " Tutor " Flynt of Harvard 
College, died unmarried in 1760. The male line of descent from Rev. Henry 
Flint'then became extinct. See Suffolk Deeds, 1. 44, f. 197; 1. 42, fol. 226. 

Boston, Mass. Charles Francis Ada3is. 

A Boston Quaker. — Savage says of Nicholas Moulder, merchant, of Boston, 
that he was abused as a Quaker, and also by having his name changed, and 
tliat he was Edward Moulder. 

In the Rhode Island Friends' Records is the marriage of Nicholas Moulder to 

Christian , June 10, 1053. There is also found : Edward, son of Nicholas 

and Christian, was born 17 Oct., 1669; and Nicholas, 29 May, 1671, in Boston. 
The death of the child Nicholas is recorded 8 June, 1671. Another son, Nich- 
olas, was born in Boston, 21 June, 1672, which is the only item of the family 
iu the Boston vital records. 

9 Feb., 1673-4, Nicholas Moulder bought of Abraham Adams, turner, and 
Sara, his wife, a house and shop near the Old North Meeting-house. It was 
on the water front, on the southeast side of what is now North Street. Here 
Moulder erected a warehouse and wharf. He was a merchant trading with the 
Dutch, and was part owner of the ship " Dove." 

Quakers had appeared in Boston a score of years previous, and laws were 
enacted against them, and especially their meeting in houses. 

Early in March, 1674, on the Lord's Day, one of the constables of the town, 
armed with a warrant, entered Moulder's house and found a Quaker preacher, 
George Cole, expounding, at the time of public exercise. There were present 
Moulder and his wife Christian, Steven Hussey, David Fogg, John Some-. 
Joshua Buffum, Ann Gillam, Martha Amy, Hester Dew, and Eliforcl Stratton. 
Hussey was the grandson of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and ancestor of the Nan- 
tucket family. David Fogg was a son of Ralph, the recorder of Salem. Somes 
was the ancestor of the Boston family of that name, and married the daughter 
of Samuel Shattuck, who brought the order of Charles II. to stop Quaker 
persecution. Buffum was brother of an ancestor of that Essex County family. 
Mrs. Gillam was the mother of Capt. Benjamin Gillam, the ship-master. 
Martha, wife of John Amey, was the daughter of Edward Johnson, the his- 
torian. Mrs. Dew was the wife of Ambrose Dew, cordwainer. 

For this occasion they were admonished, and cautioned against repeating 
their offence. Twice on the Sabbath day, in April, Moulder was found by the 
constable at Quaker meetings in his house, and was lined twenty shillings; but 

1907.] JVot&s and Queries. 199 

failed to appear in Court, and was declared in contempt. Cole, found speaking 
at one of the meetings, was fined five pounds. Others found at the April 
meeting were admonished, and made to pay fees of the Court. Of these there 
were .Tames Mears, the jfelt maker, Hannah Holman of the Nantucket family, 
Mary Hooper, Mary Mills, John Swimstead, and the wife of John Somes. John 
Somes, Martha Amey, Eliford Stratton, Christian Moulder, and Esther Dew, 
were each fined twenty shillings, and the fees of Court, for a second offence. 
It was probably to meet these fines that Nicholas Moulder mortgaged his house 
and other property, at this time, for six months. In Oct., 1675, he sold the 
property to James Lloyd. In the previous spring, Moulder and his wife were 
again before the Court, and were each fined forty shillings for not attending 
meeting on the Lord's Day. His autograph signature, on his bond, can be seen 
in the files of the Supreme Judicial Court. 

From Boston, Moulder went to Newport, and in 1680 we find him in St. 
Michael's parish, Barbadoes, where he and his wife were domiciled with four 
slaves. There he probably congratulated himself upon having disposed of his 
possessions in Boston before their destruction by the great fire of 1676. 

Maiden, Mass. Walter Kendall Watkins. 

List of Emigrant Liverymen of London, in 1641 (see ante, page 92). — j^' 

Fishmongers. Leather sellers. 

Edward Hilton in New England. Alason Machell gone beyond Seas. 

Thomas Roberts in New England. Thomas Pelham gone beyond Seas. 
Henry Watts in New England. 

William Dyer in New England, Millyner. Skinners. 

William Watts in Virginia. William Aymes gone beyond Seas. 

William Dennet in Virginia. George Twigg gone beyond Seas. 

Anthony Goodgame beyond the Seas, Laurence Davye gone beyond Seas. 

Phillip Weeden beyond the Seas. Woolmen. 

Thomas Meriam beyond the Seas. Francis Porter gone beyond Seas. 
Francis Appleby beyond the Seas. 
[Many others of this Company are Brownbakers. 

marked " dwelling unknown."] John Dakeinge. 

Notes from English Records.— Abstract of nuncupative will of Phillip 
Lovering late of the shipp the Faulcon, widdower, he lyeing then sick on board 
the said shipp of the sicknesse whereof he dyed, which happened about a week 
afterwards. Dated 17 Sept. 1680. All I have to sonne Phillip Lovering and 
William W alley to be equally divided betwixt them, meaning and speaking of 
his sonne Phillip Lovering then present and of Wm. Walley now at Charles- 
tone in New England. Sonne Phillip to be exor. John Parreck, Wm. Lawrence, 
witnesses. Proved in P. C. C, 20 Oct. 1680, by Phillip Lovering, the son. 
(130 Batt.) 

Abstract of will of Katherine Winter alias Grobham, by the consent of John 
Davye of Taunton Magdalen, co. Somerset, Barber Surgeon. Dated 15 June 

1665. Sone Christopher Winter in New England £10 to be paid by my executor 
within one year after my decease, and if he be cled before then, my will is that 
the said moneys shall be paid unto my daughter Ann Winter. Daughter Alis 
Stevens wife of William Stevens £6. Daughter Anne Winter £iii. John Jen- 
kins of Bromfeilcl. George Godcl of Westmunckton 5s, and to be exor. Cos- 
sens Thomas Page and John Mico to be overseers. Witnesses : Henry Sellick, 
William Cheade. Proved in the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton, 23 June 

1666, by the executor nominated in the will, to whom administration was granted. 
Indorsed West Monckton. (Filed will in Taunton Registry.) 

1694 August 7. William and Grace, son and daughter of William and Mary 
Painter at ye Woollsack, ye girl 2 years old and 9 months, they are of New Eng- 
land. (Extract from Baptismal Register of St. Sepulchre, London.) 

Extract from Life of Anthony Tuckney, de facto twenty-first Master of S* 
John College, Cambridge. " He was school-fellow to Mr. Sam Whiting at Bos- 
ton, his Chamber Fellow at Email. College, and afterwards corresponded with 
him when that good man went to America." (British Museum Add. MS. 5850, 
page 98.) Gerald Fothergill. 

11 Brussels Boad, New Wandsworth, London, England. 

200 J\ T otes and Queries. [April, 

Ha wes-Howes. — Since contributing to the Register, vol. 59, p. 217-8, a note 
relating to Jeremiah 2 Howes of Yarmouth, Mass., and his wife Sarah Prence, 
in which I gave the names of the legatees mentioned in his will, 14 Oct. 1708, 
facts have come to my notice indicating that two of the daughters, Bethiah and 
Mary, should have been called Ilawes and not Howes. In Yarmouth Town 
Records is this entry : 

"Isaac: Hawes and Bethiah : Howes wear Joyned in marriage upon the 8 th 
day of January : 1701 : by Mr. John Cotton minister." 

Their children were recorded as follows : 

1. Bethiah Hawes, b. July, 1701. 4. Desire, b. Jan. 14, 1708. 

2. Isaac, b. Aug., 1703. 5. Jeremiah, b. Apr. 5, 1711. 

3. Thankfull, b. Mar., 1705. 

Jeremiah and Mary Hawes had the following children recorded in Yarmouth : 

1. Sarah, b. Apr. 1, 1696. 6. Mary, b. Mar. 23, 1703. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1697. 7. Temperance, b. Dec. 9, 1705. 

3. Edmond, b. June 30, 1699. 8. David, b. Oct. 10, 1707. 

4. Thomas, b. May 16, 1701. 9. Prince, b. Dec. 29, 1709. 

5. Joseph, b. Jan. 12, 1702. 10. Thankful, b. Apr. 16, 1712. 

Recent consultation of the original record of Jeremiah Howes's will shows 
that in naming his eight daughters, who are twice mentioned, — first for a legacy 
of <£15 each, and second for a share in real estate, — Bethiah and Mary are both 
called Howes in the first list, but are very plainlv called Hawse in the second 

The fact that Rebecca Howes, who is included last in both these lists, for 
equal shares with her sisters, receives also a special legacy of £30, would seem 
to indicate that she was the only one who was not married at the date of the 

It is unfortunate that the settlement of Jeremiah Howes's estate is not on 
record, but the marriage of Bethiah, and some of the names in Joseph Hawes's 
family, are strong evidence in favor of the second spelling. 

59 Oxford St., Somerville, Mass. Ella F. Elliot. 

Woods. — The following is a copy of paper in the possession of Mrs. Martha 
B. Bishop, of North Brookfield, Mass., granddaughter of Lucy Woods named 
in the record. 

As eleven pages, between 49S and 526, including the one upon which this ap- 
peared, are missing from New Braintree vital records, this record is worth pre- 
serving in print. 
Born to Ensign David Woods & Mrs. Martha his Wife — 
1745 November 10th. a daughter named Mary 
1747 September 20, a son named Benjamin 
1749 June 25th. a daughter, named Persis 
1751 May 1st. a son named Samuel 

1753 January 11th. a sou named David 

1754 Dec. 29 a daughter named Martha 
1757 June 7 a daughter named Hepzibah 
1761 January 28 a daughter named Lucy 
1763 February 18 a son named Jonas 
1765 August 23 a daughter, named Lois 

1768 January 18 a son named Asa 

1769 October 15 a son named Artemas. 

A true copy from the records of New Braintree, Book first, Page 520 
Attest, Alpheus Warner, Town Clerk. 

New Braintree March 29 1798 
For Ensign David Woods. 
West Newton, 3Iass. Henry D. Woods. 

An Indian-English Intermarriage. — The town of Natick, Mass., is fortu- 
nate in the possession of fragments of a volume of Indian Records covering 
the years from 1702 to 1735. Preserved by the Emery process, this quaint vol- 
ume of records contains the grants of lands to, and the divisions of the estates 
of, deceased Indians. A few English, and many Indian, relationships are ex- 
pressed in the hand-writing of the Indians. 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 201 

One, and only one, vital record occurs, which may be found on the last page 
and is as follows : " The Intention of marriage between William Robinson of 
Sudbury and Elizabeth Tom of Natick was published June 7, 1735." 

Weymouth, Mass. Geo. W. Chamberlain. 

Lewis. — It may interest readers of the Register to know that extensive 
manuscripts relating to the Lewis and allied families of Haddam, Conn., and 
also extensive extracts from Haddam town, land, and probate records, together 
with records from other towns where the Lewis family appears, from Nova 
Scotia to New York, compiled by the late Lavator B. Lewis, of Westfield, 
Mass., may be seen at the Public Library, Springfield, Mass. 

Westfield, Mass. Louis M. Dewey. 

> Topliff. — Since my article on "The Descendants of Clement ToplifF" ap- 
peared in the Register (ante, vol. 58, pp. 117-121), Mr. Joseph Gardner Bart- 
lett has made the discovery that the wife of Samuel 2 Topliff (Clement 1 ) was 
not Patience Trescott but Patience Somes, the daughter of Morris and Eliz- 
abeth (Kendall) Somes of Gloucester, Mass. Savage says she died 8 Sept. 1728, 
in her 76th year or aged 76, and consequently was born 1652-3. (See " Clement 
Topliff and his Descendants in Boston," by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Boston, 
1906, page 11.) G. F. Topliff. 

Kinsman -Knowlton. — In theTreadwell genealogy in the Register, vol. 60, 
page 191, appears the query : Did Michael Kinsman marry (2) Mary Knowlton 
of Ipswich? I can answer that he did. 

In the records of Hamlet Church, Ipswich, it appears that Michael Kinsman 
and Mary Knowlton had their intention published Sept. 27, 1783, and were mar- 
ried Dec. 15, 1783; and that Mary Knowlton was baptized Aug. 13, 1758. She 
was daughter of Abraham Knowlton and Sarah Lord, his first wife, of Ips- 
wich, Mass. In the probate records at Salem, Mass., is the will, probated Dec. 
5, 1797, of Abraham Knowlton, cabinet maker and joiner, who died at Ipswich, 
Oct. 2, 1797. (Docket 16054.) Among bequests, is one to his daughter ' ; Mary 

By his second wife, Mary Knowlton, Michael Kinsman had two sons : Michael 
and Israel. He is said to have removed to Philadelphia, Penn. 

328k Hudson Ave., Albany, N. Y. George H. Knowlton. 

Bailey-Smith. — In the article on John Bailey of Haddam, Conn., ante, page 
60, is a statement, for which the author was not responsible, that the wife of 
John 1 Bailey was probably a daughter of Thomas Smith of Haddam. Dr. James 
B. Field of Lowell, Mass., writes: "I doubt if Thomas Smith of Haddam 
had any daughter or any relative living in Haddam. To be sure, he left his land 
to John Baily's wife, but he also left his household stuff to Daniel Brainwood's 
wife, and the rest of his property to several of his townsmen. The most rea- 
sonable assumption is that the women had cared for him in his last illness, and 
the men were his personal friends. In this theory the late Charlotte Golcl- 
thwaite, an accurate and painstaking genealogist, agreed. In the partition of 
the land several years after Thomas Smith's decease, there is no more hint of 
his relation to any of the beneficiaries than there is in his will." 

A Sherburne Family Record. — The paper bearing this title, printed as a 
curio, ante, page 82, differs in several respects from the version which appeared 
ante, vol. 17, pages 252-3. Portions of it, with other differences, will be found 
in Brewster's " Rambles About Portsmouth," Second Series, pages 51-2. Com- 
pare the Sherburne article, ante, vol. 58, pages 227-8. 

A complete analysis of all the statements and data therein would be of value. 



Munsey. — In the Register, vol. 7, page 257, in an article by the late Rev. 
Alonzo H. Quint, appears the statement that William Munsey, of Dover, N. H., 
had a grant of land 29 July, 1695. A careful search has failed to reveal any 
such grant ; but the following, transcribed from Dover City Records, may have 


202 Notes and Queries. [April, 

been mistaken for a grant, the date being the same. The brackets enclose 
words worn in the original. 

I desire to know why this bond was given, and who were the " Will Munsey " 
and " Ane Draper" named in it. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

" Know all men by These Presents that I will Munsey ca[lled] in ye Towne of 
Dover in ye Province of New Hampshire [and Nicholas] Morrell of ye Towne 
of Kittery in ye Province of Main doe owne e[ach of us to] owe & stand f earmly 
Indebted nnto ye Selectmen of ye Towne [of Dover] for ye time Being in ye 
full & Just sume of fouer score pounds [Lawfull] money of New England to 
all which payment well and truly to be made we Binde ourselves our heires 
Executors Administrators or assignees Joyutly and severally By these Presents. 

The condition of this obligation is such that if ye above bounding William 
Munsey and Nicholas Morrell or Either of them shall secuer and keep harmless 
ye selectmen of Dover for ye time being from cost or charge yt shall A rise 
dueling ye time of Ane Draper being in Towne of Dover or shall Arise toward 
ye charge of An Draper [then] this obligation to be voided and of none Effect 
other wise to stand in full force & vertue as witness our hands and seals this 
twentieth] day of July, 1695. Will Munsey 

Nicholas Morrell 

Signed Sealled and delivered in presents of Jno Tuttle, Senr., Jno Leighton 

July 20th, 1695 
Then Will Munsey & Nicholas Morrell appeared and acknowledged this bill or 
bond to be their act & deed. Before me Job Clements Justice Peace." 

Wanted, the ancestry of : 

Mary Basset, born Feb. 23, 1739, died Apr. 27, 1819, who married Rev. 
Martinus Schoonmaker of Dutch Churches, L. I. 

Maria Cook, daughter of Abraham, who married, Dec. 13, 1757, at N. Y., 
Jacobus De Bevoise, and died Oct. 5, 1813, aged 79 yrs. R. H. Greene. 

235 Central Park, New York City. 

Merry. — Daniel Merry, born in Boston, 1793, son of Daniel and Lucy (Davis) 
Merry, was in the hardware business in Boston, 1817, with James Wells, son of 
Ebenezer and Catharine (Eustis) Wells. Both disappeared from Boston rec- 
ords 1819 ; where did they go? Mrs. Henry S. Tufts. 

37 Harvard Ave., Brookline, Mass. 

Where was Lady Pepperell buried, who died Oct. 8, 1775, on the passage from 
Boston to England? She was Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Pepperell, 2d 
Baronet, and daughter of the Hon. Isaac Roy all of Medford. 

Dr. Usher Parsons states in his Life of Sir William Pepperell, 1st Baronet, 
that she was buried in Halifax. What was his authority for this ? Others say 
she was buried in King's Chapel burying ground, Boston, Oct. 12, 1775, but I 
do not know 7 on what authority. No record of the burial cau be found in 
Halifax. M. 

Phipps-Sanborn. — Wanted, the parentage and family connections of Miss 
A. M, Phipps, born about 1840, probably in Massachusetts, who married first, 
in California, about 1864, Moses Kilsea Sanborn, born 3 May, 1833, died in Cali- 
fornia, 5 Sept., 1874, son of Josiah and Zibiah P. (Falls) Sanborn of Waldo 

and Belfast, Me.; and married, second, in California, after 1874, . Her 

children by her first husband were : Frances, Caroline Maria, Charles, Lester, 
and Henry, the first four born in Sacramento, and the Inst in Centreville, Ala- 
meda, Co., Cal. Henry F. Sanborn. 

c/o Wm. E. Cox, 1118 Union Trust Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Porter-Howe. — Wanted, the parentage and ancestry of Benjamin Porter, 
who served under Capt. David Olmsted in the Revolution, was a member of 
the Masonic Fraternity, and Deacon of the Presbyterian Church, who removed 
to the Genesee country prior to 1803. His tombstone at Batavia, N.Y., states : 

1007.] Notes and Queries. 203 

11 He made the first public prayer and conducted the first religious service west 
of Genesee river, N. Y." 

Also, the parentage and ancestry of Rosanna Howe, who married the above 
Benjamin Porter. Mary H. Hosmer. 

536 East Main St., Batavia, N. Y. 

Sutherland. — Can any one furnish me with definite and reliable information 
relative to John Sutherland who settled on Otter Creek, Rutland Co., Vermont, 
about 17G0, especially as to his politics during the Revolutionary War, and his 
loyalty to Congress. Sarah D. Cropley. 

Boston, Mass. 

Wilder. — Wanted the ancestry, and any other information, of Peter Wilder 
and his wife Freelove, who lived some time in Penn., in the latter half of the 
18th century. A daughter Lydia, married Rev. Ransom Dexter, who was born 
in Erie, Penn., and was first a shipbuilder. 

2920 Calumet Ave., Chicago, III. (Miss) Lydia Aurelia Dexter. 

Information wanted as to ancestry of : 

Lydia Jenkins, of Groton, Mass., who married, May 29, 1760, Joseph Sawtell 
of Groton. 

Abigail Bigsby (presumably of Westford, Mass.), who married, Sept. 11, 
1733, Zachariah Sawtell. 

Sarah Gilbert, who married, Oct. 6, 1681, Capt. Simon Wainwright of Haver- 
hill, Muss. 

Eunice Patch, who married (presumably at Lunenburg), Feb. 26, 1767, Elijah 

Elizabeth , who married, July 15, 1691, John Parker of Reading, Mass. 

Susanna , wife of Ebenezer Nichols (1703-70), of Reading, Mass. 

P. 0. Box 82, Savannah, Ga. Thomas Gamble, Jr. 

Wanted, References to the Ancestry of : 

Sarah , b. abt. 1715, whom. abt. 1738, Ebenezer Hanchet of Suffield, Ct. 

Sarah Johnson, b. abt. 1736, who m. 8 Nov., 1756, John Chadwick, Jr., of 
Worcester, Mass. 

Abigail Chaffee, who m. abt. 1775, El.isha Underwood of Woodstock, Ct., and 
Wales, Mass. 

Eleanor ■ , b. abt. 1723, who m. abt. 1742, Robert Henry, of Stow, Gro- 
ton and Shirley, Mass. 

William Henry, who, while of Stow, Mass., bought land in Lunenburg, Mass., 
24 June, 1735, whither he removed between 1741 and 1752. His reputed ances- 
tor, Sergt. John Henry of Topsiield, Mass., 1690, is a myth. 

Mary Allen, who m. 3. Mar., 1737, as his third wife, Rev. William Gager of 
Lebanon, Ct. 

Aaron Jaqua, b. abt. 1722, who removed (perhaps from Kingstown, R. I.) to 
Lebanon and Salisbury, Ct. 

Hannah Manners (or Warren) ,. who m. 1 Dec, 1680, Jonathan Davenport of 
Dorchester, Mass., and Little Compton, R. I. 

1817 E. 63d St., N.E., Cleveland, O. (Hon.) Frederick A. Henry. 

Paine. — Moses 4 Paine (Moses, 3 Stephen, 2 Moses 1 ), of Braintree, Mass., born 
in 1700, married, 31 Oct., 1723, Abigail, dau. of Capt. Peter Adams. 

In the settlement of his estate, 16 Dec, 1763, these children are named: 
Moses Payne, eldest son, Hannah YVadsworth, Bethiah Hunt, and David Paine, 
who was an administrator. The last two children are not mentioned in any of 
the Paine or Adams genealogies, but they appear, as children of Moses, in the 
records of the First Church of Braintree, now in the city clerk's office at 
Quiucy, Mass., as follows: David, bapt. 5 Mch., 1737-8, and Bethiah, bapt. 
4 Feb., 1741-2. 

The son David* went to Douglas, Mass., in 1764, and later to Ludlow, Mass., 
where he died 2 July, 1807, leaving a family. He served in the Revolution 
from Ludlow. 

204 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Bethiah 5 Paine married, 4 Sept., 1702, Matthew Hunt of Weymouth. 
I have the names of all the descendants of David 5 Paine, but desire to get 
records of the descendants of his brother and sisters. 

559 West Market St., Lima. Ohio. (Mrs.) Clara Paine Ohler. 

TIovey. — Wanted, the parentage and ancestry of Thomas Hovey who mar- 
ried Susannah Phippen, 25 July. 177:5, in Salem. Mass. II. L. 

Historical Intelligence. 

The Committee on Publication will henceforth consider, for publication in 
the REGISTER, genealogies brought down to the year 1850; and, also, 
important corrections or genealogies in print. 

English Research. — The Committee on English Research, of the Xew Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Cauterburv in 
London were carried on by Henry E. Waters, E.^q., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which led to determining the aucestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman^ 

Francis Apthorp Foster, ) 

Jerome Cauter Hosmer, ) Committee on 

William Ebex Stone, V English Research. 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, I 

The California Historic Genealogical Society, whose collection was 
lost in the tire at San Francisco, is desirous of beginning another collection as 
soon as possible, and solicits donations of historical and genealogical works. 
Such donations should be addressed to Airs. May Stansbury Mansfield, Librarian, 
care of Walter D. Mansfield, 172 Ea;*t St., San Francisco, Cal. 

The Genealogical Directory, giving the names and addresses of those 
interested in family history, with a list of the principal families about which 
they possess or desire information, is being prepared for publication by Chas. 
A. Eernau, " Pendeen," Walton-on-Thames, England, who will send descrip- 
tive circular upon application. 

Old Eliot. — Those interested in hi>torical matters may be gratified to learn 
that another year of Old Eliot is in preparation; the first three quarterlies 
being already completed. The volume will contain much of historic value, — 
including the section of Old Battery, now known as Eliot, in the Revolution; 
Eliot in the Civil War, and in the War of 1812; also The Physicians of Eliot 
and Kittery. Subseriptions should be addressed: Old Eliot. Eliot, Maine. 

STIMPSON Genealogy.— Under this title will be published an extended record 
of the descendants of Andrew Steavenson, or Stimpson, of Cambridge, whose 
son. Andrew Stimson, removed to Chaiiestown about 1678. Much valuable 
material has been collected. Owing to the fact that at the present time there 
are but twenty-eight male descendants of Andrew 1 Steavenson, bearing the 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 205 

name of Stimpson, it was decided to give the descendants, in both the male and 
female lines, from the first ancestor. The ancestral line, from Elder William 
Brewster of the Mayflower, of Susannah Fosdick, who married John 4 Stimpson, 
is given in full. The book will contain about 175 pages, bound in cloth. For 
particulars of subscription, address, Charles C. Whittier, 374 Blue Hill Ave., 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the LI. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

,4s/i^2/.— Frederick W. Ashley, 132 S Street, N. W., Washington, D. C, is 
collecting material for a history of some branches of the Ashley family, and 
desires information regarding Ashley lines. It is not intended to duplicate any 
part of the history of the descendants of Robert Ashley, compiled by Francis 
B. Trowbridge and published in 1896, nor the genealogy of the descendants 
of the seven sons of Thomas Ashley and Phebe Freeman who lived in Poultney, 
Vt., in preparation by Burton J. Ashley. 

Bly. — Myron T. Bly, 809 German Ins. Co. Building, Rochester, N. Y., is pre- 
paring a family record of Jonathan Bly and Eunice, his wife, who lived in 
North Kingston, R. I., 17G1 to 1778, and will be pleased to receive information 
regarding their ancestors or descendants. 

Caldwell, Coldviell, Cohvell. — Chas. T. Caldwell, M. D., The Olympia, Wash- 
ington, 1). C, is preparing a genealogy of the descendants of William Coldwell, 
born in 1695 in England, who was kidnapped and impressed into the British navy 
when only sixteen j'ears old, deserted at Boston in 1712, married (1) Jane Jor- 
dan at Stoughton, and (2) Abigail Sutherland, had a large family of children, 
lived in Connecticut, and finally moved to Nova Scotia, where he died in 1802, 
aged 107 years. 

Chapman. — Emilas R. Chapman, Citizens' Building, Cleveland, Ohio, is com- 
piling a history of the descendants of John Chapman of Stonington, Vernon 
and Bolton, Conn., and desires information. 

Covell, Covill. — Dr. Henry H. Covell, 105 East Ave., Rochester, N. Y., desires 
information concerning all lines of the family of Covell or Covill. 

Day, Seaman. — Mrs. Elizabeth Seaman Haviland, 34 Concord St., Holliston, 
Mass., is compiling genealogies of the descendants of Robert Day of Ipswich, 
Mass., and of Thomas Seaman of Swansea, Mass. 

Gavel, Gavett, Gavit, Gavitt. — W. F. Gavet, Salem, Mass., is preparing a gene- 
alogy of this family, and desires information from all of the name or of allied 
families who have not communicated with him. 

Haviland, Seaman. — Frank Haviland, 34 Concord St., Holliston, Mass., is 
compiling genealogies of the descendants of William Haviland, and of Capt. 
lohn Seaman of Hempstead, L. I. 

Heald. — Clarence A. Torrey, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, 111., is 
ompiling a complete genealogy of the first five generations of the descendants 
)f John Heald of Concord, Mass., and would be glad to receive information 
concerning the family. 

Letts. — Mrs. Cora Lefts Maricle, of Letts, Louisa Co., Iowa, is compiling a 
renealogy of the descendants of Nehemiah Letts of Monmouth Co., N. J. 

Selden. — Mrs. M. M. Le Brun, Montclair, N. J., is preparing a sketch of the 
ife and services of Col. Samuel Selden, of the American Revolution, with a 
genealogy of the other descendants of Thomas Selden of Hartford, Conn., 1639, 
ind wishes information from all who are interested. 

Seavey. — Mrs. A. C. Hall, Stamford, Conn., is preparing a genealogy of the 
descendants of William and Thomas Seavey of Rye, N. H. 

206 Booh Notices. [April, 


[Tin-: editor requests persons sending books tor notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with t lie amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For tbe January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by 
Feb. 1; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

The Ancestors of My Children and Other Related Children of the Generations 
Living in the Morning of the Twentieth Century. By William Copeland 
Clark, Lincoln, Maine. Published under the Direction of tiie Author's Ex- 
ecutors. [Bangor, Me.] 1906. 8vo. pp. vii-)-215. III. 

This work does not correspond, according to the author, to his " ideal of a 
family genealogy," yet fifty-four ancestral lines of his children and others have 
been traced. The greatest space has been given to the lines of Clark, Cope- 
land and Rice. The first of the Chirks is Joseph, who came to Dorchester, 
Mass., in 1630. The Copelands are traced to Lawrence Copeland, the first re- 
cord of whom shows him in Boston, in 1651 ; and theliices are descended from 
Edmund Rice, who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638 or '9. Of all the names 
excepting these three, the genealogies given are brief, two or three being in- 
cluded on one page. There are three good indexes. 

The Parentage and English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, of Boston, Mass. 
By Thomas Hills, of Boston. Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint, with additions, from the Register for Jan., 1907. 

Silas Gates, of Stow, Mass., and the Descendants of His Son, Paid Gates, of 
Ashby, Mass. Compiled by Julius Kendall Gates and Samuel Pearly 
Gates. Printed for private circulation. 1907. 8vo. pp. 148. III. (A few 
copies in cap quarto, uniform with the earlier Gates Genealogy, but the lar- 
ger part of the edition in octavo.) 

This volume traces the descendants of Silas Gates of "Wendell, and Paul Gates 
of Ashby, Mass., sons of Silas (Xo. 72 in "Stephen Gates and His Descend- 
ants," published in 1898) of whom nothing was known to the editor of the 
earlier work. In the preparation of the work under notice, the compilers availed 
themselves of the services of Miss M. B. Fairbanks, as a genealogist, in mak- 
ing a careful search of the records of Middlesex County and the town of Stow, 
which, with family papers, have yielded full and satisfactory results. Notes 
on one of the collateral branches (Hayward) add value to the book. It is hand- 
somely printed on cameo paper, by T. R. Marvin & Son, and in addition to the 
biographical matter, contains numerous portraits and views, and an excellent 
Index. * * * 

Extracts from British Archives on the Families of Haley, Halley, Pike, etc. [By 
EUGENE Fairfield McPike.] (Working material; reprinted from the Mag- 
azine of History. New York. 1906.) 8vo. pp. 37. 

Very thorough work is represented in this compilation, as sources of infor- 
mation on both sides of the Atlantic have been investigated; and in the refer- 
ences given in the last pages, Frauce as well as Great Britain is mentioned. 

Thomas Jones, Fort Neck, Queens County, Long Island, 1695, and His Descend- 
ants, 'The Floyd-Jones Family. With Connections from the year 1066. By 
Thomas Floyd-Jones. New York. 1906. 8vo. pp. 183. 111. 

The author, in an introduction, says that this work is published •■ with the 
sole purpose of explaining .... why and how the double, or hyphenated, name 
of Floyd-Jones came into existence." The book may be described as a series 
of biographies connected by genealogical tables. Poems and •' episodes " add 
variety to the compilation. There is no index. 

Arms and Pedigree of Kingdon-Gould of New York and Georgian Court, Lake- 
wood, New Jersey. Showing Descent from John Kxngdon of Coleridge, Co: 
Devon, England, Esquire (1596), a Cadet of the House of Kyngdon < 
hunsey, Quethiock, County Cornwall, (12th Century). Compiled with Proofs 

•All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick "Willard Parke of Boston. 

1907.] Booh Notices. 207 

and References to Authorities from the Results of Researches made by the 

Genealogical Department of the .Grafton Press and published in the year 1906. 

New York: The Grafton Press, Publishers. 1906. L. 4to, pp. 25. 111. 

A full-page colored representation of the Kingdon arms, followed by a copy 
of the grant of the Hockin arms (the wife of Rev. John Kingdon being Jane 
Hockin), precedes the pedigree. The book is printed in the best style of the 
Grafton Press. 

The Family of Leete. By Joseph Leete, Chevalier de la Legion d' Honneur, 
South Norwood, Surrey. In conjunction with John Corbet Anderson, 
author of Chronicles of Croydon, Biblical Monuments, etc., etc. Second 
edition. Revised and enlarged. London. 1906. 4to. pp. 211. Illus. 

Americans of this family — one of the very few whose claim to coat armor 
can be positively proved — have just cause for pride in this beautiful, costly 
volume, which is all that refined, scholarly taste can produce, is bound in full 
morocco, printed on deckle-edge paper, and finely illustrated. Fac-similes of 
portions of the Doomsday Book and other ancient official documents, as well 
as maps and portraits, add to the interest of the volume. The two English 
branches of Eversden and Oakington are fully treated, and have each a tabular 
pedigree, as has also the American branch, which will prove very helpful to 
those of the family who wish to learn the English ancestry of their line. An 
excellent account of the interesting life of the author closes this valuable work. 

A. L. W. 

1 American Ancestry of Marshall Lefferts and Mary Allen. By Marshall C. 
Lefferts. Chart, 29 in. by 29 in. [New York. 1905.] 
Marshall Lefferts was born in New York in 1821 ; his wife was born in 1826. 
Mr. Lefferts says that " this chart has been issued to members of the family in 
its present incomplete state as a convenience in the work of compiling a fiual 

The Litchfield Family in America. Part One. No. 5. November, 1906. [By 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. Boston. 1907.] Large 8vo. pp. 305-384. 111. 
Price $1.00 (postage prepaid). 

Forty pages of the present number are occupied by the diary of Dea. Israel 
Litchfield of Scituate, written chiefly in the years 1774-5. The portion relat- 
ing to the latter year is, in many of its entries, of great interest. There are 
six illustrations of exceptional merit. 

Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations. 1699-1902. Compiled 
by Careful Research among Quaker, Government and Family Records. By 
Cora M. (Patty) Paine, Linden, Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller 
Press. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. 142. 111. Map. 

Interspersed with the records of the Maulsbys, this volume contains accounts 
of the Rees, John, Thornburgh, Mills, Macy, Swain, Worth, Marshall, Patty, 
Davis, and Scott families. The Maulsbys themselves are traced to John and 
Mary Maulsby, who came from England to Chester, Penn., in 1699. The early 
history of "The Plymouth Settlement," Penn., is included in the notice of the 
immigrant Maulsbys, as is also that of u Lost Creek Settlement," Tenn., in the 
third section of the work. Blank pages for the sixth generation are added after 
the fifth, and an index closes the book. 

The Historical Journal of the More Family. No. 13. Nov., 1906. Fourth 
Reunion of the Descendants of John More and Betty Taylor, at Roxbury, Del- 
aware Co., N. Y., Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5, 1905. Seattle, Washington. 

Genealogical Collections relating to the Families of Noblet, Noblat, Noblot and 
Noblets, of France; Noblet and Noblett, of Great Britain; Noblet, Noblett, 
Noblit and Noblitt, of America. With some Particular Account of William 
Noblit of Middletoivn Township, Chester County (now Delaware County), Penn- 
sylvania, U. /S'. A. Compiled by John Hyndman Noblit. Printed for Pri- 
vate Circulation by Ferris & Leach, [Phila.] 1906. 4to. pp. 401. 111. 

The first hundred pages of this work comprise the records of the Noblet 
family in France, the greater part consisting of " French Documents in the 
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris." Then follow English, Welsh, Irish and Amer- 

VOL. LXI. 14» 

208 . Book Notices. [April, 

ican records in which last are included notices of several individuals, similar to 
that of the William Noblit of the title-page, and also accounts of the Noblits 
of North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New 
Jersey, and New York. To these are added miscellaneous, church, and milita- 
ry records. Though not arranged according to the model of a genealogy, the 
materials here collected are rendered available by means of four indexes and a 
complete table of contents. The volume is admirable in respect to print, pa- 
per, binding and illustrations, the latter being chiefly coats of arms. 

Oak- Oaks- Oak es. Family Register of Nathaniel Oak of Marlborough, Mass., 
and Three Generations of his Descendants in both Male and Female Lines. By 
Henry Lebbeus Oak. With Sketch of Life of Henry Lebbeus Oak, Historical 
Writer and Genealogist. Printed for Subscribers with permission of the New 
Eng. Hist. Society of Boston, Mass., to whom the Author bequeathed the 
Original Manuscripts, by Oka Oak, Cucamonga, Cal. Out West Co. Print, 
Los Angeles. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 84-f-vi. Portrait. 

The manuscript deposited with the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. consists of 
seven volumes, four containing genealogical records; and of these four, the 
present work is printed from the first. Although the author calls it " merely 
a l family register,' mainly of bare names and dates," biographical particulars 
are numerous, aud the pages of the genealogical portion of the book are inter- 
esting. Print and binding are good, and the voiume is provided with an index. 

History and Genealogy of the Rix Family of America, containing Biographical 
Sketches and Genealogies of both Males and Fenvdes. Compiled by Guy S. 
Rix, Concord, N. H. The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, New York. 
1906. Large 8vo. pp. xiii+240. 111. 

This work relates to William and Thomas Rix, sons'of Robert Rix of Can- 
ninghall, England, and their descendants. William was in Boston before 16-45; 
Thomas in Salem before 1649. The genealogy is brought down to the eleventh 
generation. It is preceded by a letter from Mrs. H. L. M. Fry, containing val- 
uable, and in some respects romantic, particulars respecting the " English line 
of Brancaster Castle, Norfolk County, England." Nearly forty pages of notes 
which relate to allied families are appended to the genealogy. The volume is 
well indexed. 

Arms and Pedigree of Seymour of Payson, Illinois. Showing Descent from Ed- 
ward, Duke of Somerset, Lord, Protector of England (1547), and Sir William 
de St. Maur, of Woundy and Penhow, Monmouthshire (1240). Compiled from 
Proofs and References to Authorities from the Results of Researches made 
by the Genealogical Department of the Grafton Press and published in 1906. 
New York: The Grafton Press, Publishers. * 1906. L. 4to. pp. 81. III. 

A full-page colored copy of the Seymour arms, with a transcript, in Latin, of 
the grant of arms to the Protector,, serves as a preface to the pedigree. The 
volume is in its letter-press one of the most noteworthy products of the Graf- 
ton Press. It would seem to be desirable to have more substantial evidence 
than is given in the pedigree, to prove the connection between the family in 
England and New England. 

Lineal and Collateral Pedigrees of Descendants of Samuel Slaughter, Esq., in 
four generations. Compiled by Joseph Whitman Bailey. Boston, Mass. 
*1906. Chart. 20 in. by 20 in. 

The Samuel Slaughter of this chart was of Culpeper, Va. 

Clement Topliff and his Descendants in Boston. By Ethel Stanwood Bolton. 
Boston. Privately Printed. 1906. 8vo. pp. 56. Frontispiece. (50 copies 

The seasonable publication of this attractive account of the Topi iff family in 
Boston will be eagerly examined in connection with the interesting Topliff'i 
Travels, recently issued, and edited by Mrs. Bolton. Here she has set forth 
in her characteristic, clear, direct style — too seldom found in works of this 
kind — all that could be found concerning the emigrant ancestor, and the Boston 

1907.] Book Notices. 209 

line of his descendants. The allied families of Bird, Harris, Withington, 
Somes, Foster, Bates, Lane, and Reyner are given in tabular charts, and there 
are five appendices giving additional information, also a facsimile of an auto- 
graph letter from Daniel Webster to Samuel Topliff. A good index closes this 
well-made volume. a. l. w. 

Rev. George Moulton Adams, D.D. By Rev. Elnathan Ellsworth Strong, 
D.D. Boston: N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 5. Portrait. 

This is a reprint from the Register for Jan., 1907. 

The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin. 1775-1778. Edited 
with a Memoir and Notes by Thomas Williams Baldwin. Bangor, [Maine] : 
Printed for the De Burians. 1906. 12 mo. pp. lxiii-f-l(54. 111. 

Jeduthan Baldwin was born in Woburn, Mass., in 1732. He served as Cap- 
tain of a company in 1755-1758, and the first part of the Journal was kept by 
him from Dec. 1, 1755, to May 4, 1756. The first Revolutionary date is Dec. 8, 
1775. Many of the entries are very short, but the Journal as a whole-furnishes 
historical details well worth preserving for posterity, and it is immediately pre- 
ceded by the sermon preached at Col. Baldwin's funeral. The editor, however, 
is responsible for some misstatements. It may not be improper to explain that 
the " De Burians," for whom the volume is printed, is the name of a Society 
which is issuing publications " inscribed to the memory of Richard De Bury, 
Bishop of Durham, 1287-1345." 

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, Kt. A personal Note by John Lane. John Lane, 
New York. Office of the International Studio. 1905. 32 mo. pp. 30. Por- 

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, formerly on the staff of the South Kensington 
Museum, London, England, has been appointed director of the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, and this is an account of him, by one who knows him w T ell. 

Proceedings of the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Hon- 
orable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Philadelphia, and Masonic 
Jurisdiction thereunto belonging, at its Celebration of the Birth of Right Wor- 
shipful Past Grand Master, Brother Benjamin Franklin, held in the Masonic 
Temple, in the City of Philadelphia, on Wednesday , March 7, A.D. 1906 — 
A.L. 5906. Together with an Account of the Memorial Service at his Tomb, 
on Thursday, April 19, A.D. 1906 — A.L. 5906. Grand Lodge of Pennsylva- 
nia, Phila. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. viii-f-352. 111. 

As the title-page sufficiently indicates the contents of this volume, it is only 
necessary to say that in letter-press, binding and illustrations it is noticeably 
beautiful. The facsimile reproductions are of great interest, among them be- 
ing " Franklin's Pennsylvania (gazette, Dec. 3-8, A.D. 1730," and " Anderson's 
1 Constitutions of Freemasons,' as reprinted by Franklin in A.D. 1734," the lat- 
ter covering nearly a hundred pages. 

Nathaniel Goddard, a Boston Merchant. 1767-1853. By Henry Goddard 
Pickering, LL.B. Printed at the Riverside Press, [Cambridge, Mass. J for 
private distribution. 1906. 8vo. pp. viii+272. 111. Map. 

This work opens with a genealogy beginning with John Goddard of Upham 
in Alclbourne, England, from whom descended, in direct line, William Goddard, 
the first settler of the name in America. The genealogy is followed by the auto- 
biography of Nathaniel Goddard, which relates the story of the first thirty 
years of his life. The remainder of the volume, relating to his subsequent ca- 
reer, is compiled from the memories of Mr. Goddard's family and from letters. 
The illustrations are very fine. 

James Wilson, Patriot, and the Wilson Doctrine. By Lucien Hugh Alexan- 
der, of the Philadelphia Bar. Reprinted from the North American Review, 
Mid-November Issue, 1906; vol. 183; no. 8. [Phila. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 19. 

" To many in our day," the author says, " Justice James Wilson will prove a 
revelation," and it is demonstrated by this sketch, which consists principally of 
eulogistic quotations from eminent legal and historical authorities. James 
Wilson was born in Scotland, was a member of the Continental Congress and 

210 Book Notices. [April, 

of the United States Constitutional Convention, a signer of the Declaration of 
Independence, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

The Wilson doctrine is thus stated in this pamphlet: tk The Constitution 
should be so construed that there shall be neither vacancies nor interferences 
between the limits of State and National jurisdictions; both together should 
compose but one uniform and comprehensive system of government and laws." 

Vital Itecords of Dracut, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 302. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 136. 

Vital Becords of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 469. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Sutton, Massachusetts, to the end of 
the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 478. 

Vital Becords of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published 
by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 115. 

Original Sources of American Genealogical Data. (Beprinted from the Connecti- 
cut Magazine.) Becords of the Ashford Congregational Church, Connecticut. 
Part I. Transcribed and Verified by Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Hartford, 
Conn. From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of 
Colonial Dames. [Hartford. 1907.] Large 8vo. pp. 25. Price 75 cts. for 
2 parts, including postage. Address Miss M. K. Talcott, 135 Sigoumey St., 
Hartford, Conn. 

The dates of these records range from Nov., 1718, to Oct., 1833. A second 
part will follow. 

History of Boothbay, Southport, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 1623-1905. 
With Family Genealogies. By Francis B. Greene. 111. Portland : Loring, 
Short & Harmon. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. vi+693. Price $3.00. 

The municipal, military, ecclesiastical and genealogical records which form 
this volume are not only extensive but most graphically presented. Their ac- 
curacy has been certified publicly by those wh#se ability to test the statements 
is unquestionable, residents as they are of the places included in this history. 
The author has been fortunate in being able to consult aged representatives for 
tradition in regard to the antiquities of the region. The genealogical portion 
of the work occupies nearly two hundred pages and contains all the informa- 
tion procurable regarding the ancestors and descendants of the founders of 
these towns. The paper and binding are excellent. The illustrations are chiefly 
portraits. There are indexes of places, events and persons. 

State Street. A Brief Account of a Boston Way. Printed for the State Street 
Trust Company, Boston, Mass. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 42. 111. 

A great deal of historical and anecdotal matter is embodied in this attractive 
pamphlet, and it is well illustrated. 

A Blight on Boston. How shall it be removed? Bv John Albree. Printed by 
the "Berkley Press, 127 Federal St., Boston. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 16. 111. 

The " blight" is " the abandoned railroad property in Park Square," and for 
its removal Mr. Albree asks •• united action by men of Boston." 

Band of Botsford. [Buffalo. 1900.] 12mo. pp. 14. 

This pamphlet contains an account of the second annual reunion of the 

1907.] Boole Notices. * 211 

11 Old Chapel" Clarke County, Virginia. Printed by the Blue Ridge Press, 
Perryville, Va. 1906. 8vo. pp. 74. 111. 

After a " Historical Sketch of the Old Chapel," compiled chiefly from Bishop 
Meade's " Old Churches and Families of Virginia," and two other articles of a 
historical and biographical nature, "The Cemetery Record" is printed in as 
complete a state as possible, each entry giving as full an account as could be 
collected of the person named. 

Farmington Two Hundred Years Ago. A Paper read at a Meeting of the Colonial 
Dames of Connecticut at the Home of Miss Theodate Pope, May 29, 1906. 
By Julius Gay. Hartford Press: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 
1906. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Church, school, and home, together with literature, form the topics of this 
historical paper. 

An Old Berwickshire Town. History of the Town and Parish of Greenlaw, from 
the Earliest Times to the Present Day. By Robert Gibson. Edited by his 
son, Thomas Gibson. Oliver and Boyd. Edinburgh: Tweeddale Court. 
London: 10 Paternoster Row, E. C. 1905. 12mo. pp. xii.+308. Portrait. 

The latest date assigned to the founding of Greenlaw is the end of the 
seventh or the beginning of the eighth century. William de Greenlaw is the 
first name, among its inhabitants, which has been discovered, its mention oc- 
curring in 1180. The early ecclesiastical history of the town has received 
particular attention, much that is here recorded not having before been pub- 
lished. Not only the author's investigations, but also his o\vn personal knowl- 
edge, have aided in showing the important changes in rural industries and 
customs which later times have brought. The four concluding chapters on 
" Old and Extinct Families" contain, among other family histories, one of the 
Greenlaw family which, according to the preface, "is for the first time pre- 
sented in definite outline." The book is indexed, is admirably printed, and 
well bound. 

Historic Hadley : A Story of the Making of a Famous Massachusetts Town. By 
Alice Morehouse Walker. The Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. 
[1906.] 12mo. pp. xii. +130. 111. 

This is a volume of the "Grafton Historical Series," of which "In Okie 
Connecticut" was the first. Though the aim of the author has been to give 
her narration an air of romance, she has subordinated this purpose to historical 
truth. The result is a book of absorbing interest which the author hopes will 
be "read and re-read." "The Founders and their Fortunes," "A Reign of 
Terror in Hadley," " The Church in Old Hadley," " Hopkins Grammar School 
and Academy," "The Wealth of the River and the Fertile Meadows," "The 
Burial Place of Hadley's Honored Dead," are the -titles of the chapters. The 
volume is beautifully illustrated, and has an index. 

Litchfield County Sketches. By Newell Meeker Calhoun. Litchfield County. 
University Club. 1906. Small 8vo. pp. 177. 111. Map. 

This beautiful book is descriptive of what has been called the " Lake Region " 
of New England, corresponding in scenery and the intellectual distinction of 
its residents to County Westmoreland, England. A few of the titles of chap- 
ters will sufficiently indicate the nature of the contents, such as " Two Country 
Parsons," "A Deserted Farm," "The Delectable Mountains," " Huckleberry- 
ing," and "The Upper Reaches of the Farmington." The illustrations are 
artistic, and in harmony with the otherwise fine appearance of the volume. 

Tlie Early Becords of the Town of Providence. Volume XIX. Being Official 
Records and Documents of Title and Proceedings relative to the North Burial 
Ground. Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by 
William E. Clarke, Daniel F. Hayden, William G. Brennen, Record 
Commissioners. Providence : Snow & Farnham, City Printers. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. iv.+440. 111. Plans. 

The greater part of this volume is filled with resolutions accepting gifts of 
money from various individuals for the preservation and care of burial lots. 
The concluding portion is a register of lots. 

212 Booh Notices. [April, 

The Churchwarden's Accounts of South Taicton. By Ethel Lega-Weekes. 

(Read at Lynton, July, 1906.) Reprinted from the Transactions of the 

Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and 

Art. 1906.— xxxviii. pp. 497-528. n. p. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 497-528. 111. 

Beginning in 1524, these accounts, so far as printed in this publication, are 

continued to 1571. They are described in the introduction — which occupies all 

but a half-a-dozen pages of the pamphlet— as illustrating " almost step by step 

the changes in doctrine, in ritual, in legislation, and in administration of the 

Church of England." 

Minutes of the Sixty-ninth Anniversary of the Springfield [Illinois'] Baptist Asso- 
ciation, held with the Pana Baptist Church, Pana, Illinois, Sept. 5, 6, 1906. 
[Springfield, 111. 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 24. Portrait. 

Suffolk Deeds. Liber XIV. Boston, Mass. 1906. 8vo. 

The present volume begins with a deed recorded June 22, 1686, and ends with 
one entered Nov. 6, 1697. 

An Address delivered at Waitsfield, Vt., Sept. 15, 1906, at the unveiling of a 
Tablet erected in memory of the Soldiers of the American devolution buried in 
that town. By Matt Bushnell Jones. The Caledonian Press, St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 1906. 8vo. pp. 23. 111. 

Weymouth Ways and Weymouth People. Beminiscences by Edmund Soper 
Hunt. Boston. Privately printed. 1907. 8vo. pp. 308. Portrait of the 

These personal reminiscences, by one of "Weymouth's oldest citizens, are 
arranged in chapters of decades, written in a lively and interesting style, and 
describe the changing customs of the town in its development from the typical 
New England village of eighty years ago to its present position as one of the 
leading towns of the county. It is largely compiled from occasional contribu- 
tions to the local newspaper by the trenchant pen of the author. These have 
been skilfully woven together into an attractive book, flavored here and there 
with a bit of good-natured satire, which gives a pleasant zest to the whole. 
The volume is from the press of T. R. Marvin & Son, handsomely printed on 
deckle-edge paper, aud has a copious index. * * * 

In Okie Connecticut: Being a Record of Quaint, Curious and Bomantic Hapr 
penings there in Colonie Times and Later. By Charles Burr Todd. The 
Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. [1906.] 12mo. pp. x.-f 244. 

This is the first volume of the " Grafton Historical Series," the object being 
to form a collection of the legends and traditions which the historian is not 
disposed to incorporate in a dignified narrative. Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, 
newspapers, logbooks, garrets and " secretaries" have concealed the treasures 
which the projected volumes are designed to display. The present one consists 
of articles which have appeared in various periodicals, with such titles as " The 
Historic Burr Mansion at Fairfield," " Whaleboat Privateersmen of the Revo- 
lution." " The Frogs of Windham," " The Pequot Indians," " The Beginnings 
of a Great Railroad," showing the variety of topics which enliven the book. 
Such a work, while surpassing a novel in fidelity to facts, surely equals it in 
pictnresqueness and charm. 

A Beport on the Public Archives. By Benjamin F. Shambaugh. Reprinted 
from the Jan., 1907, number of the Annals of Iowa, by the Historical Depart- 
ment of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 39. 111. 

The contents of this publication are " General Information," " The Situation 
in Iowa," "Problems Relative to the Public Archives in Iowa," and "Recom- 

Soldiei-s in King Philip's War. Being a Critical Account of that War. with a 
Concise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677, Official 
Lists of the soldiers of Massachusetts Colony serving in Philip's War, and 
Sketches of the principal officers, copies of ancieut documents and records 
relating to the War ; also Lists of the Narraganset Grantees of the United 
Colonies, Massachusetts, Plymouth, aud Connecticut. With an Appendix. 

1907.] Booh Notices. 213 

Third Edition, with Additional Appendix containing corrections and new 
material. By George Madison Bodge, A.B. Boston, Mass. Printed for 
the author. 1906. 8vo. pp. xiv.-f-502. 111. Price, $5.00. Address, Rev. 
G. M. Bodge, 11 Meredith St., West Roxbury, Boston, Mass. 

This new volume has been carefully revised, and contains corrections and 
valuable additions, with a special index of additional names. Additional illus- 
trations, also, are given, including a map of the " Great Swamp" and vicinity, 
South Kingston, R. I., and a photogravure of the " Swamp Fight Monument," 
lately placed by the " Societies of Colonial Wars " upon the site of the battle, 
Dec, 1675. It will be recalled that this work, at its first issue in 1892, gave a 
great impulse to the study of Colonial history, and was at once adopted as a 
text-book by the Societies of Colonial Wars and Colonial Dames. The first 
edition was soon exhausted, and a second, enlarged and improved, was issued 
in 1896. The work has held its place of high authority both as to military 
service and critical history of events. The new edition, like the former, is 
from the Rockwell and Churchill Press, in its best style. * * * 

King Philip's War : Based on the Archives and Records of Massachusetts, Ply- 
mouth, Bhode Island and Connecticut, and Contemporary Letters and Accounts. 
With Biographical and Topographical Notes. By George W. Ellis and 
John E. Morris. The Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. [1906.] 
12mo. pp. xiii.-{-326. 111. Map. 

This is one of the " Grafton Historical Series," and the table of contents is 
sufficient to impress one with its right to a place beside the companion volumes 
that have been issued. It is written from the view-point of sympathy with 
the Indians, though it is recognized that the presence of a superior race eventu- 
ally effects the extermination of the inferior. As for the sources from which 
the detailed accounts are drawn, the authors mention the correspondence 
between the Governors and Councils and the military commanders as having 
afforded an abundant mass of material. The work partakes more of the his- 
torical and less of the traditional element than the previous issues of the series. 

Lee's Centennial. An Address by Charles Francis Adams, delivered at Lex- 
ington, Virginia, Sat., Jan. 19, 1907, on the invitation of the President and 
Faculty of Washington and Lee University. [Boston. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 76. 

Mr. Adams's address opens with a concise survey of State sovereignty, as it 
gave place gradually to the conception of a great union. Lee's final choice of 
secession was made easier by the slow growth of this conception in Virginia, 
his native State. Mr. Adams explains at some length Lee's Gettysburg cam- 
paign, holding that it had little to do with the fall of the Confederacy. The 
(effective blockade, and the refusal of Europe to intervene to obtain cotton, 
jconvinced Lee that the South must fail from exhaustion and starvation. His 
|surrender at Appomattox was a courageous recognition of the facts. He 
accepted defeat manfully, and sought consistently to develop harmony and 

The address is vivid, suggestive, and generous in appreciation of a soldier 
whose career was based on high character. c. K. b. 

The Confiscation Laws of Massachusetts. By Andrew McFarland Davis. 
Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts 
(Transactions, Jan., 1903). Vol. VIII. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. 
University Press. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 50-72. 

The laws here described were enacted from 1775 to 1785, and related to the 
disposal of the property of the Loyalists. The subject is treated with the 
thoroughness which is always characteristic of the work of Mr. Davis. 

History of the New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of Rebellion. By Gran- 
ville P. Conn, A.M., M.D. Published by order of the New Hampshire 
Association of Military Surgeons. 1906. Concord, N. H. : Ira C. Evans Co., 
Printers. Large 8vo. pp. vii.-f-558. Portrait. 

The biographical sketches composing this volume follow, in the case of each 
military organization, an abstract of the history of the body to which the 

214 Booh Notices. [April, 

surgeons belonged; with the exception, of course, of those who served in the 
navy. Dr. Conn has spared no pains in the work, and has included, in his 
records, those who did not choose the medical profession till after the war. 
The index covers more than forty pages. 

A Notable Libel Case. The Criminal Prosecution of Theodore Lyman, Jr., by 
Daniel Webster in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, November 
Term, 1828. By Josiah H. Benton, Jr. Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed. 
1904. L. 8vo. pp. 117. 111. 

The libel in this case consisted in Lvman's charging Webster with " having 
conspired with other leading Federalists in 1807-1808 to break up the Union 
and re-annex New England to England." Notwithstanding the prominence of 
these meu, historians and biographers have nearly all omitted to notice the trial 
of Lyman, so that few have any knowledge of it. The present volume fully 
compensates for this silence of history. It is illustrated with portraits. 

Official- Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 
Published under the direction of the Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Secre- 
tary of the Navy, by Mr. Charles W. Stewart, Superintendent Library of 
Naval War Records. By Authority of an Act of Congress approved July 31, 
1894. Series I.— Vol. 21. West Gulf Blockading Squadron. From Jan. 1 
to Dec. 31, 1864. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. xv. +1049. 111. 

Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1905. In 
two Volumes. Vol. I. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1906. 
4to. pp. 429. 

As noticeable papers, mention may be made of "Why North Carolina at first 
refused to ratify the Federal Constitution," " The Authorship of the Monroe 
Doctrine," " Slavery in California after 1848," aud particularly the " Report on 
Methods of Organization and Work of State and Local Historical Societies, 
consisting of " data concerning the several national, sectional, State, and local 
historical organizations in the United States, summarized from information 
furnished by the respective bodies upon the blank . . . sent out in Febru- 
ary, 1905." 

Proceedings of the Atlantic City Conference for Good City Government and the 
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League, held April 24, 
25, 26, 27, 1906, at Atlantic City. Clinton Rogers Woodruff, Editor. 
National Muuicipal League, n. p. 1906. 8vo. pp. vi.+502. 

The Cambridr/e Historical Society Publications. I. Proceedings, June 19, 

1905-April 24, 1906. Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Society. 1906. 

Large 8vo. pp. 102. Price to non-members, $1.05 by mail. Apply to Harvard 

Cooperative Society, Cambridge. 

This publication contains the records of four meetings of the Society, one 
of them being the " Celebration of the Two Hundred aud Seventy-fifth Anni- 
versary of the Founding of Cambridge." The addresses and the poem here 
printed bear the names of Charles Eliot Norton, Richard Henry Dana, and 
Thomas Wentworth Higginsou. Lists of officers, committees, and members 
are added. 

North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. List of Members. Jan., 1907. 
[Baltimore. 1907.] 4to. pp. 10. 

A Supplement to the General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars. A.T>. 
1906. Published by direction of the General Council. Boston. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. 386. 111. 

An Open Letter to the President and Members of the Connecticut Historical Society. 

By James Jerry. [Hartford.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 14. 

This letter was called forth by a " Report of the Publication Committee [of 
the Conn. Hist. Soc] upon the use of Society Titles on Private Publicationsj 
of Members." 

1907.] Book Notices. 215 

Alumni Record of Drew Theological Seminary. 1867-1905. Compiled by the 
Biographical' Secretary of the Alumni Association. S. G. Ayres, Madison, 
N. J. 1906. 8vo. pp. 615. 
Of "Faculty and Instructors," trustees and graduates, there are nineteen 

hundred names included in this volume. 

Proceedings of the Twenty -fourth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference 
of Friends of the Indian other Dependent Peoples. 1906. Reported by Lilian 
D. Powers. Published by the Lake Mohonk Conference. 1906. 8vo. pp. 155. 

Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society. No. 2. 1906. Littleton, Mass. : 
Published by the Historical Society. 1906. 8vo. pp. 5. 

Two articles constitute this number, " Old Roads in Littleton," and " Recol- 
lections of Littleton about the year 1838." 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication : Sept. 12, 1906. Special Commu- 
nications: Sept. 26, 29, Nov. 30, 1906. M. W. John Albert Blake, Grand 
Master. R. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Recording Grand Secretary. Boston : 
The Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. iv. +99-137. 

The Merrill Memorial Library. Dedicatory Exercises and Other Papers. Yar- 
mouth, Maine. 1905. 8vo. pp. 54. 111. 

Missouri Historical Society Collections. Vol. II. No. 6. July, 1906. Pub- 
lished quarterly by the Society. 1600 Locust St., St. Louis. Large 8vo. 
pp. 89. 111. 

The articles of more general interest in this issue are " The Emigration from 
the Freuch West Indies 1848," "The French Emigres from Guadeloupe," 
"Documents relating to the Attack on St. Louis in 1780," and the " Missouri- 
Santa Fe Trade." 

One Hundred and First Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in 
the City of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria, Fifth Avenue, 33d and 34th 
Sts., Sat., Dec. 22, 1906. [New York. 1907.] 4to. pp. 134. 
About forty pages of this publication are covered by the roll of members ; 

reports, speeches, and a sermon form the greater part of the remainder of the 


The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. I. . . 1906. . . No. 2. April-June. Cincinnati, Ohio. [1906.] 
Large 8vo. pp. 33-59. 

This number is entirely occupied by " Letters of Hiram Powers to Nicholas 
Longworth, Esq., 1856-1858." 

The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. 1. No. 4. October- December, 1906. Cincinnati, Ohio. Large 8vo. 
pp. 101-122. 

This number contains the annual report of the Society for 1906. 

Annual Beport of the Ontario Historical Society. 1905 and 1906. Toronto : 
Published by the Society. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 78. 

History of the Oread College Institute, Worcester, Mass. (1849-1881.) With 
Biographical Sketches. Editor, Martha Burt Wright. Associate Editor, 
Anna M. Bancroft. [The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, 
Conn. 1905.] 8vo. pp. xii.+517. 111. 

The Oread College Institute was founded by Mr. Eli Thayer, and opened as 
a school for young women, in 1849. The building, which resembled a feudal 
castle, was called by the pupils Oread Castle. It is now occupied by the Oread 
Institute of Domestic Science. This account of the institution is thorough 
and interesting, and is illustrated with numerous portraits of teachers and 




graduates. It is regrettable that so meritorious a work should not have been 
printed on more durable paper. 

Beqister of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri. 
1904-1906. [St. Louis. 1906.*] 4to. pp. 212. 111. 

National Year Book. 1906. National Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution. Containing List of the General Officers and of the National Com- 
mittees for 1906 ; Officers 1889 to 1905 ; Constitution and By-Laws ; 
of State Societies and Local Chapters ; Proceedings of Boston Congress, April 30 
and May 1, 1906 ; Records of Members enrolled from May 1, 1905, to April 30, 
1906. [Baltimore. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 317. 111. 

Library of Congress. Select List of Works relating to Taxation of Inheritances 
and of Incomes. United States and Some Foreign Countries. Compiled under 
the direction of A. P. C. Griffin, Chief Bibliographer. Washington : Gov- 
ernment Printing Office. 1907. 4to. pp. 86. 

Papers and Addresses. By William Gilbert Davies, S.B., LL.D. New York: 
Robert Grier Cooke, Incorporated. 1907. 12mo. pp. 353. 111. 

The range of topics discussed in this volume may be inferred from such 
titles as "Alchemy and the Alchemists," "Mysteries and Masques," "New 
York in 1801," " The Law of Mortmain," and " Life Insurance in its Relation 
to Legal Medicine." These articles were produced during the leisure of one 
who says that his "real work is preserved in the records of an Insurance 
Company with which he was connected for many years." 


Walter Allen, author, journalist, born 
Mar. 21, 1840, in Boston, Mass., died 
Feb. 7, 1907, in Newton Highlands, 

John Watson Bacon, engineer, banker, 
born June 9, 1827, in Hartford, Conn., 
died Feb. 27, 1907, in Danbury, Conn. 

Rev. Seymour A. Baker, editor, pro- 
slavery agitator, born in Arlington, Vt., 
died Feb. 4, 1907, in Kansas City, Kan., 
aged 91. 

Capt. Timothy Barker, born in Kittery, 
Me., died Jan. 22, 1907, in South Bos- 
ton, Mass., aged 91. 

Dr. Frank Edwin Beckwith, educator, 
born in Norwich, Conn., died Dec. 27, 
1906, in New Haven, Conn., aged 59. 

Judge Solomon Alonzo Bolster, Rox- 
bury District Municipal Court, born 
Dec. 10, 1835, in Paris, Me., died Feb. 
28, 1907, in Roxbury, Mass. 

Rev. John Cotton Brooks, Episcopal 
clergyman, of Springfield, Mass., born 
Aug. 29, 1849, in Boston, Mass., died 
Jan. 4, 1907, in Paris, France. 

Rev. William Eustis Brooks, educator, 
born in Kingfield, Me., died Dec. 27, 
1906, in Cambridge, Mass., aged 71. 

John Carter Brown, born Mar. 16, 1840, 
in Providence, R.I., died there F9b. 19, 

Col. "William Lee Brown, legislator, 
born Dec. 25, 1840, in Vt., died Dec. 
13, 1906, in Great Barrington, Mass. 

Col. Isaac Edward Clark, lawyer, edi- 
tor, born in Deerfield, Mass., died Jan, 
9, 1907, in Washington, D. C, aged 74. 

Elisha Rodman Coe, born in Groton, 
Conn., died there Dec. 19, 1907, aged 76. 

Charles A. Colcord, born in Maine, died 
Feb. 24, 1907, in Somerville, Mass., aged 

John Howland Crandon, born Nov. 2, 
1836, in Plymouth, Mass., died Dec. 12, 

1906, in Chelsea, Mass. 

Rev. Charles Cummixos, educator, born 
June 7, 1817, in Hollis, N. H., died 
Feb. 28, 1907, in Medford, Mass. 

Jeremiah Curtin, author, philologist, 
born Sept. 6, 1838, in Milwaukee, Wis. 
died Dec. 14, 1906, in Bristol, Vt. 

Robert Maynard Cushixg, born Feb. 19. 
1836, in Belmont, Mass., died Jan. 9, 

1907, in London, Eng. 


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Portrait of Hon. William Claflin (to face page 111). 

Portrait of Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter (to face page 147). 

I. Memoir of Hon. William Claflin, LL.D. By Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.L. 11 

II. Browne and Lee Family Extracts from the Parish Register of Rusper,. 

Co. Sussex, England. Com. by a descendant of Thomas Lee . . .Ill 

III. Alling Ball of New Haven, Conn., and his Descendants. Com. by Dr. Ber- 

nard C. Steiner 11$ 

IV. Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. {Concluded.) Com. by Lucy Hall Greenlaw 12( 

V. Ancestry and Descendants of Rev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass. {Con- 
cluded.) By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq. 

VI. Passenger Lists to America. {Continued.) Com. by Gerald Fothergill, Esq. 13c 

VII. John Burbank of Suffield, Conn., and some of his Descendants. By Lo:. t s 

Marinus Dewey, Esq 13 


Bushnell Jones, LL.B 14 


in 1799. Com. by Hon. Frank Warren Hackett, A.V 

X. Memoir of Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter, D.D. I Charles Knotcles Bol- 
ton, A.B 14 

XL Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., and his Descendants. By Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. . 14 

XXI. Thomas Willett of Leyden and Plymouth. First Mayor of New York. 
By George Canning Burgess, A.B. 

ill. Thomas Tarbell and some of his Descendants. (Continued.) Com. by 
Charles Henry Wight, Esq 

XIV. Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian 
Church of Norwell, Mass. (Continued.) Com. by Wilford Jacob Litch- 
field, M.S 17° 

XV. The Hale Family of Connecticut. By Seymour Morris, Esq 177 

XVI. Genealogical Research in England. (Continued.) Com. b y the Committee 

on English Research 185 

XVII. Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. (Continued.) Com. by Miss 

Mary Kingsbury Talcott ... 190 

V.VIII. Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. By 

Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary 197 

XIX. Notes and Queries : 
7 Notes. — Rev. Henry Flint; A Boston Quaker, 198; List of Emigrant Livery- 

men of London, 1641; Notes from English Records, 199; Hawes-Howt 
Woods; An Indian-English Intermarriage, 200; Lewis; Topliff; Kinsmau- 
Knowlton; Bailey-Smith; A Sherburne Family Record, 201. 

Queries. — Munsey, 201 ; Miscellaneous; Merry; Pepperell; Phipps-Sanborn ; 
Porter-Howe, 202 ; Sutherland; Wilder; Miscellaneous; Paine, 203; Hovev, 

Historical Intelligence. — Rule of Committee on Publication; English. Re- 
search; California Historic Genealogical Society; Genealogical Directon ; 
Old Eliot; Stimpson Genealogy, 204; Genealogies in Preparation, 205 . 198-205 

XX. Book Notices 206 

XXI. Deaths . 

U£3P Entered at the Post Office in Boston, Massachusetts, as second-class mail-matter. 

Committee on publication. 




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*** Illustration : 

Portrait of William Tract Eustis (to face page 219). 

I. Memoir of William Tracy Eustis. By Joseph Tracy Eustis 

II. Frost Family Bible Records. Com. by Robert Warner rrost, L.L..B. 

III. John Redington of Topsfield, Mass., and so*'^ of his Descendants. By 
J. Granville Leach . 

rv. Marriages solemnized by the Rev. J-aemiah Barnard, Amherst, X. H., 
1780-1829. Com. by Frederick Leici^ Gay, A.B. 

V. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., and iAs Descendants. (Continued.) By Joseph 
Gardner Bartlett, Esq. . ' 

VI. An Old Kittery Record. Cf ;n. by Henry Torsey Fernald, Ph.D. 

VII. Alexander Kirkwood, tVnsioner. Com. by Grenville Rowland Xorcross, 

VIII. The Family ofHenby Curtis of Sudbury, Mass. Bv Henry Ernest Woods, 

IX. Passenger Lists to America. (Continued.) Com. by Gerald Fothergill, Esq. 

X. A Branch of the Sherman Family. By Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B. 

XI. A Bullock Family Record. Com. by the late William Bla/ce Trask, A.M. 

XII. The Laurence Family of Groton. By Hon. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. . 

XIII. Genealogical Research in England. (Continued.) Com. by the Committee 

on English Research 

XIV. Edward and John Collins and their Descendants. Com. by Dr. Bernard 

C. Steiner 

XV. Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian 

Church of Norwell, Mass. (Continued.) Com. by Wilford Jacob Lite))- * 
field, M.S. . • 

XVI. Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. (Continued.) Com. by Miss 

Mary Kingsbury Talcott 

XVII. Thomas Tarbell and some of his Descendants. (Concluded.) Com. by 
Charles Henry Wight, Esq. . . 

XVIII. Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. By 
Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary 

XIX. Notes and Queries : 

Notes. — Cunningham; Keyes, Prescott, 303; Revolutionary Service, 305; 
Alvord, 306; Tarbell; Chidsey ; Evarts ; Andover, N. H. ; John Burbank, 
307; Tileston; Rice, 308; Hay ward; Town Records; Savery Genealogy- 
Hunt Family ; Jamestown, 309. 

Queries. — Queries; Munson, Putt, 309; Miscellaneous; Loomis: Miscel- 
laneous; Cullum, 310; Churchill, Royce, Baldwin; Geer-Harris; Burr, 311. 

Replies. — Manners, 311. 

Historical Intelligence. — Registers wanted ; English Research ; Maine Vital 
Records, 312; Gookin Genealogy; Indian Captivities; Narragansett 
Church ; Genealogies in Preparation, 313 303| 

XX. Book Notices 

XXI. Deaths 

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1907.] Notes and Queries* 93 

Stevens. — From Dr. Henry Turner's manuscript in the Newport Historical 
Society : 

"John Stevens' Book Dec. 22 1646 

My son John born Feb. 27, 1702 

My daughter Rebecca, born Mar. 4, 1704 

My son Philip, born Nov. 2, 1706. 

My son James, born Oct. 6, 1708. 

My son Wm., born Sept. 7, 1710 

My daughter Mary, born Aug. 14, 1713 

My son Simeon, born Aug. 14, 1713." 

From the Burial Ground : 
John Stevens, died, Sept. 18, 1736 aged 89 years 
Mercy, wife of John died Mar. 21, 1745, aged Q6 years 
John Stevens died April 17, 1778 aged 76 years 
Elizabeth Wood, widow of John, died Feb. 18, 1791 aged 82 years 

Dec. 7, 1705, John Stevens, of Newport, bought of Nathaniel Codclington a 
piece of land in the upper part of what is now Thames Street. In 1709 he es- 
tablished a stone cutting business on this property, and that business has been 
carried on by some member of the family ever since. The place of business 
has never been changed. The account books of this firm are still in existence. 
They date back to 1727, but some of the accounts run as far back as 1712. 

62 Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. Grace Williamson Edes. 

Tracy, Mason. — In all accounts, for about forty-five years, of Lieut. Thomas 
Tracy of Norwich, Conn., the progenitor in America of a large family, it is 
positively asserted that his first wife was Mary, the widow of Edward Mason, 
whom he married in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1640 or '41. 

The statement has been so long unquestioned and accepted as a fact by all 
writers about the Tracy family that it will be necessary to convince people of 
the falsity of the account by quoting the authorities in detail which show that 
Mary Mason lived and died in Wethersfield as the Widow Mason. 

The First Book of the Land Records of Wethersfield, Conn., shows that 
" The Widow Mason," as she is usually called in the " Boundary Record," died 
a widow between Mar. 22, 1650, and Feb. 20, 1659. (See pages 259 [1640] ; 207, 
208, 216, 218, 189, 199, 147 [1641] ; 121, 124 [1643] ; 73, 84 [1644] ; 85 [1645] ; 
151 [1646]; 43, 153, 189 [1647]; 170 [1650]*; 190 [1659]f.) 

Edward Mason, an early settler in Wethersfield, Conn., was a mechanic, and 
died early ; the date is not recorded. The inventory of his estate was exhibited 
at Hartford, Sept. 4, 1640, but the distribution is not recorded, and there is no 
mention in the Probate Records of a widow or children. After his decease, 
there was recorded to him in the First Book of Land Records of Wethersfield, 
page 230, ten pieces of land, with the boundaries. Some of his lands are iden- 
tified as later belonging to " the Widow Mason," and are the only records indi- 
cating that he left a widow. She has no probate record. So far as the writer 
knows, the record of their marriage has not been discovered, and nothing is 
known of her previous history. They may have been married before coming to 

Her first name is never mentioned in the many references to her in the land 
boundaries, neither is she in any instance called "the Widow of Edward 
Mason." She is usually called " the Widow Mason " ; sometimes simply " Widow 
Mason." The prefix "the" is interpreted to mean she was the only " Widow 
Mason" living in the town during her period. 

The first time the names of Thomas Tracy and "the Widow Mason" were 
mentioned together in print was in a query inserted by Judge Frederick Palmer 
Tracy, then of San Francisco, Cal., in vol. 2, page 91, of "The Historical 
Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities, History and Bio- 
graphy of America," New York, 1858. 

Any one who will furnish any information relating to Lieut. Thomas Tracy's 
first wife, the mother of all of his children, will gratify many thousands of his 
descendants, including the writer. Dwigiit Tracy, M.D., D.D.S. 

*This record names " Widow Mason," and is dated " 22th f March 1650." 
fin this record, dated "Feb the 20th day 1659," mention is made of "the Widow 
Mason deceased." 

04 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Richardson, Mousall. — Elizabeth Richardson, daughter of Samuel, who 
■was baptized at West Mill. Herts, England, May 22, 1635 (Register, 57: 300), 
married John 8 Mousall (Ralph 1 ) of Charlestown, Mass. She died Aug. 16, 
1685, aged 51 (gravestone). Her sister, Mary Richardson, baptized at Charles- 
town. Mass., Feb. 25, 1637-8, married Thomas 2 Mousall (Ralph 1 ). Joanna 
Richardson, widow of Samuel, and mother of the above Elizabeth and Mary, 
in her will, dated 20th, 4th, '66, gives "to my daughers Elizabeth & mary 
monfall." Arthur G. Loking. 

Woburn, 31ass. 

\ B.TTssiq .E.— John 1 Russell (ante, vol. 60, page 383) was never a resident in 

Hartford, Conn, He lived from 1635 to 16-19 in Cambridge, Mass.; then from 
1649 to 1659 in Wethersfield, Conn. ; and after 1659, he went with the company 
which formed Hadley, Mass., and there remained until he died. His son Philip 2 
married (2) Elizabeth Terry, not Tenney. Gurdon W. Russell. 

207 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. 

The following rule of my own for finding what day of the week any date 
falls on may be useful to the readers of the Register : 

Divide the centuries by 4; multiply the remainder by 5 ; to this acid the re- 
maining years and i of the same, integral parts only ; also an amount for the 
month as follows : 

For Jan. and Oct. ... For June 4 

<< May 1 " Sept. and Dec. . . .5 

<< Aug 2 " Apr. and July ... 6 

" Feb., Mch., and Nov. . . 3 

Lastly, add the clay of the month. 

Divide the sum of these items by 7; the remainder, if any, shows the clay of 
the week; i. e., 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, etc. 

If there is no remainder, the day is Saturday. 

Note, however, that for leap years 1 must be deducted from the sum, for all 
dates prior to Mch. 1st. 

Also, that dates of old style must be corrected to new style. 

Correction of Old Style dates. In England and her colonies the change was 
made, as is well known, in September, 1752, by making the 3d of that mouth 
the 14th ; also, the year which had previously begun the 25th of Mch. was made 
to begin Jan. 1st. Prior to that, dates from Jan. 1st to Mch. 25th were frequently 
doubTe dated; as, for instance, Jan. 28, 1738-9, in which case the later year 
must be used. 

When months of old style are given by number, iustead of by name, it must 
be borne in mind that March is the first month. 

The months September, October, November, and December were sometimes 
written 7br, 8br, 9br, Xbr. 

The correction in 1752 was 11 days, and this amount must be added to all 
dates from Mch. 1, 1700, to Sept. 2, 1752. inclusive. 

For dates from Mch. 1, 1500, to Feb. 29, 1700, the correction is 10 days, and 
for dates Mch. 1, 1400, to Feb. 29, 1500, 9 days. The reason is, that the error in 
the calendar arose from calling all years of even hundreds leap years, whereas, 
according to the Gregorian or reformed calendar, only those years divisible by 
400 are leap years. Hence, the years 1400, 1500 and 1700 each added a day to 
the existing error; but 1600 did not, because it was a leap year by both methods. 

Russia and Greece still adhere to the Julian calendar, and the difference of 
their reckoning from ours is 13 days, one having been added for each of the 
years 1800 and 1900. 

Examples : — 

June 5, 1739.— Correction for old style, 11 days. Divide 17 by 4, which gives 

remainder 1. 

5X 1=5, and 5 +39+9-1-4+5 +11 =73. Divide 73 by 7, which gives remainder 

3, i. e., Tuesday. 

Feb. VI, 1891.— Divide 18 by 4, which gives remainder 2. 5X2=10, and 10+ 
91+22+3+12=138. Divide 138 by 7, which gives remainder 5, i. e., Thursday. 

Salem, Mass. W. F. Gavbt. 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 95 

Kingsley. — A paragraph in F. J. Snell's recent book on "North Devon," 
page 167, will interest the descendants of Stephen Kinsley, or Kingsley, who 
came to Braintree, Mass., in 1639, whom Charles Kingsley, when in this country, 
recognized as a brother of his ancestor of that epoch. The statement is made 
that although Charles Kingsley was born in Devon, and lived there, he was not 
of Devonshire stock, but was descended from the ancient Cheshire family of 
Kingsley of Kingsley, in the forest of Delamere. H. F. K. 

Brookline, Mass. 


Benjamin. — Wanted, the dates of the births of Abigail, Joseph, Jemima, 
John, Sarah, and Kezia Benjamin, six of the ten children of Joseph Benjamin 
who was a farmer and lived in Barnstable and Yarmouth, Mass., at different 
times between 1661 and 1690. (Hon.) B. M. Benjamin. 

Bloomington, III. 

Sloan-Nelson. — Information wanted about the ancestry and descendants 
of William Sloan who lived in Lyme, N. H., in 1781, and was Tax Collector 
at Westfield, Mass., in 1791. Also, information of the parentage and ancestry 
of his wife, Sarah Nelson, a second cousin of Gen. Nelson. 

408 South 1st St., Council Bluffs, la. J. H. Pickett. 

Where did the Rev. Edward Fitzgerald of Worcester, Mass., settle after he 
left there in 1719 ? 

Can anyone direct me to owners of diaries and letters of New England 
Scotch-Irish settlers of 1718-1725? 

Brookline, Mass. Charles K. Bolton. 

Johnson. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Caleb Johnson, born 
Nov. 9, 1779, supposed to have been of Worcester, Mass., who married Thirza 
Treadway, born Apr. 12, 1789, who died Apr. 16, 1874. He went to Rutland, 
N. Y., where he married June 10, 1804, and in 1833 moved to Burton, Ohio, 
where he died Dec. 5, 1846. Mrs. Elwood D. Kimball. 

Wichita, Kan. 

Where can I procure a copy of " The Tourist's Guide to Europe," written by 
Col. John Henry Sherburne, and published in 1847 by Zeigler of Philadelphia? 
Col. Sherburne (see ante, vol. 58, page 233), fifth in descent from Henry Sher- 
burne who settled in Portsmouth, N. H., was also the author of a "Life of 
John Paul Jones." (Miss) Ella M. Sherburne Spurling. 

30 Fisher St., Dover, N. H. 

Smith. — I am desirous of learning what I can about the family and parentage 
of Rev. Daniel A. Smith, born Jan. 10, 1783, place unknown, who married, in 
1804 or '05, Mary Gore of Portland, Me., and died suddenly, Mar. 13, 1827, in 
Portsmouth, N. H., where he had been minister of a Free Will Baptist Church. 
His children were : Tolman Gore Smith, born 1806; Emily A. Smith, born 1820; 
and Mary Jane Smith, born 1821. Cleveland Abbe. 

Washington, D. C. 

Fairbrother. — What was the parentage and ancestry of William Zera Fair- 
brother and his sister Cecelia, who were known to have lived in Rutland, Vt., 
during and previous to 1859? Mrs. C. E. Hardesty. 

1109 East 5th St., Pueblo, Col. 

Watson. — John Watson, of Salisbury, Mass., married, Mar. 22, 1687, Ruth 
Griffin (see Hoyt's " Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury"). Who was the 
father of John? Irving A. Watson, M.D. 

Concord, N. H. 

Thayer.— Elijah 5 Thayer (John, 4 Richard, 3 Richard, 2 Richard 1 ), of Brain- 
tree, Mass., born 16 July, 1736, married, 18 May, 1765, Hannah Hayden, and 
had a son Caleb, 6 who married, in 1783, Judith Hayden. Did Elijah 5 or Caleb 6 
serve in the Revolution? Anges Thayer Probst. 

68 William St., Rochester, JV. Y. 

96 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Sherburne. — Hannah, daughter of Dea. Thomas Sherburne, married Benja- 
min White (see ante % vol. 59, page 60). What was the ancestry of Benjamin 
White, and did he render any military or other service for the Colonists during 
the Revolutionary War? Did Dea. Thomas Sherburne, father of Hannah, 
render any service whatever for the Colonists during that war? 

May. — Rev. Ezekiel May, son of Hezekiah May, was pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church of Iladdam, Conn., during the Revolution. Did he or his 
father render any service whatever for the Colonists during that period? 

Tidionte, Pa. (Miss) Nancy C. Morrow. 

Porter. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Benjamin Porter, a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, born 1759, who married Rosanna Howe, and had the follow- 
ing children, born at Goshen, Conn. : Levi, b. Jan. 18, 1781; Deborah, b. Oct. 
19, 1783; Philo, b. June 22, 1787; Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1789; Benjamin, b. Nov. 
8, 1793; Lucy, b. May 19, 1798? 

Olmsted. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Capt. David Olmsted, 
who served in the Revolution, was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and 
Deacon of the Presbyterian Church, who removed to the Genesee country prior 
to 1803? His tombstone at Batavia, N.Y., states: "He made the first public 
prayer and conducted the first religious service west of Genesee river, X. Y." 

Brown. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Azariah Brown, who mar- 
ried Ruth Hitchcock, and had: Azariah; John; Buth; Charlotte; and Lucy, 
born July 29, 1786, who went with the family of Dea. Holcomb to the Genesee 
country, settled at what is now Attica, N. Y., and there married, Oct. 12, 1809, 
Philo Porter? Mary H. Hosmer. 

536 East Main St., Batavia, N. Y. 

I am endeavoring to trace the ancestry of William Munsey, born about 1645, 

of Kittery, Me., and Dover, N. H., and of his wife Margaret , whom he 

married about 1670, and desire information concerning it and also the following 
persons : 

Margaret , who married, 1705, John Munsey of Dover, N. H. 

, who married, about 1735, David Munsey of Durham and Lee, 

N. H. 

Mary , who married, about 1780, Timothy Munsey of Lee and Barn- 
stead, N. H. 

Hannah (?Lewis), who married, in 1672, Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster, Mass. 

Mary Marble, who married, in 1679, James Sawyer of Lancaster, Mass. 

Elizabeth George, who married, in 1700, P^phraim Sawyer of Mansfield, Conn. 

Saiah Lee, who married, about 1755, Noah Merritt of Templeton, Mass., and 
Hebron, Conn. 

Sarah Wales of Georgetown, Me., who married, before 1750, Joseph Mclntire. 

John Mereen, born about 1725-30, of Eastham or Brookliue, Mass. 

Lydia , who married, about 1696, Isaac Higgins of Eastham, Mass. 

Mary Langtou or Laughton, who married, in 1673, Thomas Day of Glouces- 
ter, Mass. 

, who married, about 1705, Joseph Day of Gloucester, Mass. 

, who married, about 1733, Josiah Day of Georgetown, Mass. 

22 Sacramento Place, Cambridge, Mass. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Landon-Bisiiop. — Nathan Landon went from Herefordshire, or Wales, to 
Boston, Mass., thence to Southold, L. I., and died in 1718, tomb says aged 54. 
His brother, or son, James Landon, married Mary Vail, at Southold, in 1707. 
What traces of either are found in Mass., and is their parentage known? 

According to a Guilford, Conn., tradition Nathan Landon married Hannah, 
daughter of Stephen 2 (John 1 ) and Tabitha (Wilkinson) Bishop. Tabitha's 
mother was widow Parnel Wilkinson, of Bermuda, and what was the Christian 
name of Parnel's husband? 

Wanted, proof of the Landon-Bishop marriage, or proof that Hannah Bishop, 
above, married someone else. Lucy D. Akerly. 

550 Park Ave., New York City. 


1907.] Notes and Queries. 97 

Historical Intelligence. 

English Research. — The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1890, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which led to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman,\ 

Francis Apthorp Foster, ) 

Jerome Carter Hosmer, > Committee on 

William Eben Stone, \ English Research. 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, I 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Atwater. — Francis Atwater, Meriden, Conn., is soliciting contributions for 
a new edition of the " Atwater History and Genealogy," an account of the de- 
scendants of David Atwater of New Haven, Conn. 

Bacon. — Thomas W. Baldwin, 677 Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of Michael Bacon of Declham, Mass. 

Bagg. — Lyman H. Bagg, 107 Waverly Place, New York City, hopes to pub- 
lish, in the course of a few years, a genealogy of the Bagg family, and especially 
of the descendants of John Bagg of Springfield, Mass. He would be glad to 
receive information and dates of birth, marriage or death, after 1876, of mem- 
bers of that family. 

Bates. — Rev. Newton W. Bates, West Bloomfield, N. Y., is compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of Clement Bate, or Bates, of Hingham, Mass. 

Cornish. — J. Hambley Rowe, M. B., Horton Grange Road, Bradford, Eng- 
land, is compiling a genealogy of the many families of Cornish, of Devon and 
Cornwall, England. 

Eells.— Rev. Myron Eells, D.D., of Union, Mason Co., Wash., is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of John Eells of Dorchester, Mass. 

Ensign. — Charles S. Ensign, of Newton, Mass., is compiling a genealogy of 
the descendants of James Ensign of Hartford, Conn. 

Harrison, Merrill, Neale, Sajford. — W. E. Safforcl, Department of Botany, 
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, is compiling genealogies of the 
Harrison family of Va., Merrill family of Newbury, Mass., Neale family of Va., 
Safford family of Ipswich, Mass., and Safforcl family of Preston, Conn. 

Heald-Hale. — Clarence A. Torrey, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, 
111., desires information concerning lines of the Heald-Hale family of Stow, 
Mass., to 1750. 

98 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Oakes.— Arthur Warren Smith, 281 Washington St., Winchester, Mass., is 
compiling a genealogy of the descendants of David Oakes of Med ford, Mass., 
and Springfield, Vt., who was a descendant of Thomas Oakes of Cambridge, 

Patten. — Thomas W. Baldwin, 677 Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of William Patten of Cambridge, Mass. 

Prince. — Howard L. Prince, Patent Office, Washington, D. C, and Mrs. Ger- 
trude S. Pease, 214 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass., are compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of John Prince of Hull, Mass. 

Pilfer. — Charles Nutt, 7 Monroe Ave., Worcester, Mass., is compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of George Puffer, or Poffer, of Braintree, Mass. 

Bussell. — Gurdon W. Russell, 207 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn., has 
been engaged for some time in preparing a genealogy of the descendants of 
John Russell of Cambridge, Mass., Wethersfield, Conn., and Hadley, Mass., 
and has gathered considerable matter about the family in England. 

Torrey. — Frederic Crosby Torrey, Lakehurst, N. J., is preparing a genealogy 
of the Torrey families in America. 

Trowbridge. — Francis B. Trowbridge, 144 Grover St., New Haven, Conn., is 
revising for publication the Descendants of Thomas Trowbridge of New Haven. 

Truesdell.— Mrs. Belle Truesdell Bradley, 17 Holland Ave., Westfleld, Mass., 
is collecting material for a Truesdell genealogy in all branches, and especially 
of the descendants of Samuel, Richard and John of Boston, Mass. 


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Descendants of George Abbott, of Bowley, Mass., of his joint descendants with 
George Abbott, Sr., of Andover, Mass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, 
of Providence, B. I.; of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of 
Andover, Mass. ; of George Abbott, of Norwalk, Ct. ; of Bobert Abbott, of Bran- 
ford, Ct. ; with brief notes of many others of the name, original settlers in the 
United States. By Maj. Lemuel Abi.tah Abbott, U. S. Army. Vol. I., pp. 
lxxxii-f-5G8. Vol. II., xii+590. [Boston.] Published by' the Compiler. 
190G. 8vo. 111. Fully indexed. Price to subscribers, 810.00. 
An Introduction of 80 pages devoted to one branch of the English Abbotts, 
more particularly George (1562-1663), Archbishop of Canterbury, and his 
brother Robert, Bishop of Salisbury, with an excellent pedigree of the Abbotts 
of Guilford, Co. Surrey, England, their arms in colors, various engravings 
etc., shows that the compiler believes that George of Rowley, Mass., was 
closely connected with the Archbishop. He remarks " that many of the traits 
of character" of the Guilford family " shine clearly in their living kinsmen on 
this side of the Atlantic," but he fails to show any connecting link. The de- 
scendants of George of Rowley are traced to the eleventh generation, and the 
joint descendants of George of Andover indicated. The two volumes, hand- 
somely illustrated with portraits, views, etc., from the press of T. R. Marvin 
& Son, are admirable specimens of the printer's art. 

* * * 

Paternal Pedigree Compiled by Joseph Whitman Bailey. Boston. 1906. 
Blue Print Chart. 22 by 69 inches. Third Print, Aug., 1906. 

A chart by Mr. Bailey, bearing the same name as this, was noticed in the 
Rbgisteb for Oct.. L906. Of this pedigree Mr. Pailey says, "All names, ex- 
cepting first generation, are of lineal ancestors." 

♦All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

1907.] Book Notices. 99 

The Belcher Families in New England. By Joseph Gardner Bartlett. Bos- 
ton : New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 32. 

This is a reprint from the Kegister, Vol. 60. 

David Benton, Jr., and Sarah Bingham, their Ancestors and Descendants ; and 
Other Ancestral Lines. By John Hogan Benton, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 
Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. vii+88. 111. 

The portion of this genealogy entitled " Andrew Benton of Milforcl and Hart- 
ford, Conn., and his Descendants," extending as far as the fourteenth page, was 
printed in the Register for July and Oct., 1906, with the exception of "Ben- 
tons in England." " Benton Gravestone Inscriptions," '' Bentons in the Revolu- 
tionary War," sketches and obituaries, and ' ; Other Ancestors," are the princi- 
cipal remaining contents of the work. The last named division comprises the 
names Stocking, Waters, Norton-Bayes, Stewart-Bingham, Vermilya- Wright, 
Ray-Wingate, and Webster-Ferguson. The print being fine, the volume con- 
tains more than would be supposed from the number of pages. It is well in- 

Asahel Blodgett, of Hudson and Dorchester, N. II. His American Ancestors and 
Descendants. Compiled by Isaac Dimond Blodgett, his Grandson. Bos- 
ton. Printed for Private Circulation. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 144. 111. 

The contents of the first two parts of this genealogy are indicated by the 
title; but a third part is added, comprising "The first four generations of 
Blodgetts in America, the family of Daniel at Chelmsford, and the family of 
Samuel at Woburn, Mass." Biography is a distinguishing feature of the work. 
It is well indexed ; and print, paper, and illistrations, by T. R. Marvin & Son, 
are of the best quality. 

The John Cary Descendants. Rev. Seth C. Cary, President, 12 Brent St., Dor- 
chester Center, Boston, Mass. Bulletins No. 1, 2. New Series. Sept., Oct., 
1906. 8vo. pp. 3 ; 8. Portraits. 

Covert Ancestry. Compiled by Edson Salisbury Jones. Contributed by By- 
ron Barnes Horton, Sheffield, Pa. Edition of fifty copies. Reprinted from 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1906. New York: 
Printed by Tobias A. Wright. 1906. 4to. pp. 15. 

The immigrant ancestor to which the Covert family in America is traced is 
Theunis Covert who came from North Holland to the Province of New York in 

The Dennison Family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine, descended from 
George Dennison, 1699-1747, of Annisquam, Mass. Abner Dennison and 
Descendants, compiled by Grace M. Rogers, Freeport, Me. David Denni- 
son and Descendants, with an Account of the Early Dennisons and Other Data, 
compiled and published by A. L. Dennison. Exeter, N. H. : The News- 
Letter Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. 148. 111. 

The contents of this work are indicated on the title-page, with the exception 
of "Early History," u Pedigree of the Denison Family," beginning with John, 
living in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, Eng., in 1567, and an appendix con- 
sisting principally of " The Royal Descent of Miss Frances Soule Campbell of 
San Francisco, Cal.," with other records furnished by Miss Campbell, and a 
" Revolutionary War Record." The work is not solely genealogical, as bio- 
graphical sketches, though brief, are numerous. The volume is printed, bound 
and illustrated in good style, and is well indexed. 

Genung-Ganong-Ganung Genealogy. A History of the Descendants of Jean 
Guenon, of Flushing, Long Island. By Mary Josephine Genung (Mrs. L. 
N.) Nichols and Leon Nelson Nichols. A. W. Heinrichs Printing Co., 
1008 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 1906. 8vo. pp. 711. 111. Price $5.00, 
carnage prepaid. Address either of the compilers. 

It has been the purpose of the compilers of this work to include all the female 
as well as male descendants of Jean Guenon. " The Guenon Family in France" 
and the " Genealogy of the Guenons in the French Nobility" show the valu- 
able results of the search for the European ancestors of the race. The work is 

100 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

largely genealogical, comparatively small space being given to biography. The 
print is clear, the cloth binding substantial, and there is an index of fifty-three 

TJie Hallock- Holy oke Pedigree and Collateral Branches in the United States. 
Being a Bevision of the Hallock Ancestry of 1866, prepared by Bev. Wm. A. Hil- 
lock, D.D., with additions and Tracings of Family Genealogies to the Present Do.te 
and Generation. By Charles Hallock, M.A. 50 cents a copy. Amherst, 
Mass. : Press of Carpenter & Morehouse. 1906. 8vo. pp. 83. 111. 

The collateral names to which the title alludes are Mayhew, Alden, Allen, 
Norton, Corwin, Coffin, Homes, Butler, Hawks, Hayden and Starbuck. Fol- 
lowing the '' Collateral Genealogies " is a note, " Was Peter Hallock a Myth?" 
and an " Apostrophe" in verse. There is no index. 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association. Twelfth Annual Beport 
of the Directors. Boston. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 35. 

This report calls special attention to the Hills Genealogy which was noticed 
in the Register for Oct., 1906. 

Hinsdale Genealogy. Descendants of Bobert Hinsdale, of Dedham, Medfield, Had- 
ley and Deerfield. With an Account of the French Family of De Hinnisdal, 
Compiled from Notes of Honorable Sanford C. Hinsdale, of Denver, Colo- 
rado, by the late Herbert Cornelius Andrews, Heraldist and Genealogist. 
Edited by Alfred L. Holman. Lombard, Illinois : Printed for Alfred Hins- 
dale Andrews. 1906. Large 8vo pp. 507. 111. Price $5.00 net. Address 
Mrs. A. H. Andrews, Lombard, 111. 

The biographical materials of this genealogy are so abundant that it may be 
called a collection of biographies couuected by genealogical links. As many of 
the Hinsdale family are of national repute, their extended memoirs will not be 
considered of undue length. The genealogy is preceded by an article on " Hins- 
dale Traits of Character," and, as an opening to the work, the " Origin of the 
Name and Family." It was the design of the collector of the notes from which 
this work was compiled to include all the Hinsdales of America, and the result 
is as " faithful a record" as was possible. The volume is printed on good 
paper, with fine illustrations, and is bound in buckram. It is completely in- 

McSpadden, Lore, Meigs, Clendinen, Von Bibber, Pope, and other Families. Blue 
Print Chart By Joe Vincent Meigs. Boston. 1906. 31 by 22 inches. 

Of the above lines, that of Meigs is made conspicuous by being colored red. 
Mr. Meigs says of the chart: " Most of this matter came from bible records, 
from my own papers, and letters of my father." 

Merriam Genealogy in England and America. Including the " Genealogical 
Memoranda" of Charles Pierce Merriam, the Collections of James Sheldon 
Merriam, etc. Compiled by Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass. Pub- 
lished by Charles H. Pope, 221 Columbus Ave. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. xv-f- 
500. 111. 

The following extract from the preface will best describe the contents of 
this fine volume: " In the pages which follow, the reader will first find a re- 
print of the larger part of Mr. Charles Pierce Merriam's book from title and 
preface to the conclusion of what definitely relates to the American family. 
Then begins the real genealogy, which passes on through twelve generations, 
from the Kent progenitor. In the Appendix we give the Revolutionary Records 
of this Commonwealth relating to this family and other matter." Mr. Pope, 
furthermore, mentions three geneological compilations which he found of great 
value, and of which it is plain he has made a skillful use. Admirable print, 
good binding, together with thorough indexes, supplement the work of the com- 

History and Genealogy of the Perley Family. Compiled by M. V. B. Perj ky— 
375. Salem, Mass. Published by the Compiler. 1906. 8vo. xxii-K-18. m. 
Maps. Price $5.00 by express; *~>.\\:> by mail. 

The Perley family is of Welsh origin. This record of the descendants of the 
immigrant ancestor comprises four hundred and twenty-two families, and so 

1907.] Booh Notices. 101 

copious are the details respecting nearly every member of those families that 
the work may be described as a biographical genealogy. These details are 
from those who thoroughly knew the persons named, or from obituaries, or 
other reliable sources. The indexes include persons, places, events, and other 
subjects rarely found in the index of a genealogy. The type is clear, and the 
binding half-leather, with cloth sides. The illustrations number two hundred 
and eighty. 

The Prindle Genealogy, embracing the Descendants of William Pringle, the First 
Settler, in part for six, seven and eight Generations, and also the Ancestors and 
Descendants of Zalmon Prindle for ten Generations, covering a period of Two 
Hundred and Fifty-two years, 1654 to 1906. Compiled by Franklin C. 
Prindle, U. S. Navy. The Grafton Press: Genealogical Publishers. New 
York. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. xvi-f-335. \\\, 

Pringle is the form of the name oftenest found in Scotland and England, and it 
is the Scottish Alexander Pringle who is considered the progenitor of the family. 
The William Pringle of the title-page settled in New Haven, Conn., in 1654. 
Besides the account of his descendants, the work contains fifteen pages relating 
to " Unlocated Branches." The lengthy appendix comprises Kimberly, Cogs- 
well, Oatman, and Andrew ancestries, with the military services of the Prindles 
in the Revolution and the French and Indian Wars. To the appendix is added 
the " Owner's Lineage Record," designed for recording the pedigree of the 
owner of the volume, and this is followed by an index of more than forty 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Stephen Bandall and Elizabeth Swezey. 1624- 
1668, Glerkenwell, St. James' Parish, London, Eng. 1668-1738, Rhode Is- 
land and Connecticut. 1738-1906, Long Island, New York. [Compiled by 
Stephen Morehouse Randall. New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., 
57 Rose St. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 64. Portrait. 

The Stephen Randall of the title-page was the grandson of John and Eliza- 
beth Morton Randall, who came from England in 1667 to Newport, R. I. Bi- 
ographical particulars, in an introduction, are given respecting him and the 
compiler of the volume, but of no others of the family, the remainder of the 
book being genealogy alone. The book is well printed and attractively bound, 
and should have had an index. 

The Beades of Blackwood Hill, in the Parish of Horton, Staffordshire. A Becord 
of their Descendants: With a Full Account of Dr. Johnson's Ancestry, his 
Kinsfolk and Family Connections. By Aleyn Lyell Reade. With eighteen 
Plates and twenty-nine large Tabular Pedigrees. Privately printed for the 
Author. Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd., New-Street Square, London, E.C. [Eng- 
land]. 1906. Square folio, pp. xx+283+xliii. 111. 

The first part of this work, though considerably shorter than the second, 
and mainly of interest to the Reade family, will attract the general reader by 
its account of Sir Thomas Reade, who was associated with Napoleon and Sir 
Hudson Lowe, and of the Rev. Joseph Bancroft Reade, who was connected 
with photographic discovery. The second part of the book, relating to Di\ 
Johnson's ancestry, contains, as the author affirms, an "immense mass of ori- 
ginal evidence relative to the kinsfolk, family connexions, schoolmasters, 
friends, dependents and associates" of the subject of Boswell's biography. 
Following the Johnson section are the tabular pedigrees, twenty-nine in num- 
ber, each covering two pages. Elaborate indexes conclude the volume. Men- 
tion should be made of the numerous families allied to the Reades, included in 
the genealogy. 

Amos Bichardson of Boston and Stonington, with a Contribution to the History 
of his Descendants and the Allied Families of Gilbert, Edwards, Yarrington, 
and Bust. By Rosell L. Richardson. Second Edition. Published by the 
Author. New York, 1906. 8vo. pp. 147. Price $1.50 (postage prepaid). 
Address the author, 403 West 126th St., New York. 

This genealogy comprises nine generations, and is confined principally to the 
author's direct line, containing twenty-three hundred names. It is well printed 
and bound, and has a full index. 

102 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, Mass., 1668-1906. And of John 
Scott of Sprit) (j field, Mass., 1659-1906. By Orrin Peer Allen, Palmer, 
Mass. Palmer, Mass. : Published by the Author. From the Press of C. B. 
Fiske & Co. 1906. 8vo. pp. 220. 111. Price $3.00. 

This genealogy is arranged on the Register plan, and, although the descend- 
ants of William Scott occupy the greater part of the volume, large space is 
given to "The Canadian Branch of Scotts," "Descendants of "Eli Scott," 
11 Captain Waitsell Scott," and the John Scott of the title page. The work is 
well indexed, and there are fifty portraits. 

Richard Seymour of Hartford, Progenitor of the Seymours in America. By 
Morris Woodruff Seymour. Reprint from the Connecticut Magazine. 
Large 8vo. pp. 5. n. p. 1906. 111. 

Mr. Seymour's investigations tend to show that Richard Seymour, who first 
appeared in Hartford in 1639, was the son of Sir Edward Seymour, the first 
Baronet of Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng. 

Stanford Genealogy, comprising the Descendants of Abner Stanford, the Revolu- 
tionary Soldier. By Arthur Willis Stanford. Printed by the Fukuin 
Printing Co., Ltd., Yokohama [Japan]. 1906. 8vo. pp. 149. Portrait. Price 
$1.25; address the author, 144 Hancock St., Auburnclale, Mass. 

The author, in the " Foreword," alludes to his " Register of the Descendants 
of Abner Stanford, the Revolutionary Soldier," published in 1898, which con- 
tained only the descendants of Abner by his second wife. " The present work," 
he says, "contains, as far as has been possible to secure, all descendants of 
Abner." Preliminary pages relate to the ancestry of the soldier. Biographical 
sketches are numerous, and the black type in which are printed all the names 
in the lineage is a prominent feature. The indexes occupy twenty-three pages. 

TJie Stark Family Association. 1905. n. p. ; n. d. 12 mo. pp. 34. 111. 

This is an account of the tenth family reunion of the Stark Family Associ- 
ation, held at Ocean Beach, Conn., Aug. 23, 1905. Besides the report of the 
historian, there are sketches of the president and three other members. 

Thomas Treadicell of Ipswich, Mass., and some of his Descendants. By William 
A. Robbins, LL.B. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. 8vo. pp. 26. 

This is a reprint from the Register, Vol. 60. 

The Maine Watermans, with an Account of their Ancestors in Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island and Connecticut, by Charles E. Waterman. Ledger Publish- 
ing Co., Mechanic Falls, Maine, 1906. 8vo. pp. 100. Portrait. 

This genealogy consists of two parts. The first part is an account of the 
descendants of Robert Waterman, who came to Plymouth in 1636, a descendant 
of Richard Waterman the first settler of the name in America. The second 
part, beginning with Joseph, who was born in Halifax in 1750, comprises the 
Maine Water mans. The book is well bound, and has three indexes. 

The Wideners in America. By Howard H. Widener, Rochester, N. Y. Printed 
and Published by C. A. Nichols, Jr., Chili, N. Y. 8vo. pp. 330. Portrait. 

The information here given was obtained from wills, deeds and family re- 
cords, but the author states in the preface that he has found it impossible to 
make clear the connection between the various branches of the family, which 
is of German extraction, and is to be found most commonly in New York, New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. This book is printed in clear type, is substantially 
bound, and has an index. 

TJie Win8hip Family in America. By Ernest B. Cole. Indianapolis, Ind. 
Nov., 1906. 12mo. pp. 37. 

The title-page also contains the following: "Giving the Line of Descent 
from Edward Winship, born in Eng. in 1613, who came to Cambridge, Mass., 
in 1635, to Jabez Lathrop Winship, born in Norwich, Conn., 1752. died in 
Brookville, Indiana, 1S27, with the Record of the Families of his Children and 
Grandchildren, with their Line of Descent from William the Conqueror." 
Blank leaves are bouud with the volume for additional records, and there are 
two indexes. 

1907.] Boole Notices, 103 

The Yates Book. William Yates and his Descendants. The History and Gene- 
alogy of William Yates (1172-1868) of Greenwood, Me., and His Wife, Who 
Was Martha Morgan, Together with the Line of Her Descent from Bobert 
Morgan of Beverly. By Edgah Yates. Old Orchard, Me. 1906. 8vo. pp. 46. 
111. ' 

" The Story of William Yates " occupies a prominent place in this genealogy, 
and is related in an interesting manner. The record of his descendants extends 
as far as the fifth generation, with their families. The print is fine, and more 
information is furnished than the pages of the book would indicate. The 
illustrations are noticeably good. The index refers only to families other than 

Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Volume VIII. Trans- 
actions, 1902-1904. Boston: Published by the Society, 1906. L. 8vo. pp. 
xxii+465. 111. For sale by Little, Brown & Company, Boston. Price $3.50. 

In these volumes we have become accustomed to look for new and interesting 
matter covering a wide range of subjects, illustrations engraved expressly for 
the Society from curious and valuable originals, fine typography, and a good 
index; and this book fully justifies our expectations. Here we And the Bible 
record of Governor Shirley's birth, hitherto unknown; original documents 
concerning Harvard College, Washington and Franklin; Memoirs of George 
Otis Shattuck and of Judge Endicott, the latter by Mr. Joseph Hodges Choate ; 
and a fine portrait of Eliphalet Pearson, now first engraved from the original 
canvas at Andover. These Transactions also record two additions to the So- 
ciety's endowment, — a bequest of $10,000, and a memorial gift of $5,000 from 
the widow of a deceased member. We look eagerly for the three volumes of 
Collections announced in the Preface as in preparation. * * * 

A Memoir of Jaques Cartier, Sieur de Limoilou. His Voyage to the St. Lawrence. 
A Bibliography and a Facsimile of the manuscript of 1534 with annotations, 
etc. By James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D. Author of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges and his Province of Maine; the Pioneers of New Frauce in New Eng- 
land ; The British Invasion from the North, etc. New York : Dodd, Mead & 
Company, 1906. 8vo. pp. 464. 111. Price $10.00. Apply to the publishers. 

Kecognition of the valuable services of Jaques Cartier can no longer be de- 
layed or slighted, for the explorations of that early navigator are here most 
carefully and conscientiously set forth. Students of North American history 
are to be congratulated on securing these scholarly translations of the narra- 
tives of Cartier's three voyages to the St. Lawrence, the translation of the first 
being made from a photographic copy of the original manuscript, a facsimile 
of which is included in the volume. The Memoir is accurate and exhaustive, 
and there are also many collateral documents, an account of the voyage of 
Roberval, a list of Cartier's crew, the itinerary of his voyages, and his vocabu- 
lary of the natives of Canada. A bibliography and index complete this splendid 
addition to the standard works on American history. a. l. w. 

The Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin. Celebra- 
tion by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston in Symphony 
Hall, Boston, Jan. 17, 1906. Printed by order of the Massachusetts General 
Court and the Boston City Council. [Boston.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 113. 

The orator of the clay, on the occasion here commemorated, was the Hon. 
Caroll D. Wright, and his subject was " Our debt to Franklin." " History of 
the Franklin Fund " is the article next in length. There are five appendices, 
the most important of which is " Selections from Franklin's writings prepared 
for use in the Public Schools of Boston." 

Memorial of the Harvard College Class of 1856, prepared for the Fiftieth Anni- 
versary of Graduation, June 27, 1906. Printed by George H. Ellis Co., 
Printers, 272 Congress St. 1906. 8vo. pp. vi+325. 111. 

This volume consists chiefly of biographical sketches of graduated members 
of the class of '56, to which are added notices of non-graduate members, mem- 
oranda, and slight supplementary matter. Nearly every memoir is accompanied 
by two portraits, one representing the subject in youth, the other in advanced 

104 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Ex Libris Leaflets. No. 4. Allyn Hyde of Ellington, Conn., together with a 
Review of" An Early Connecticut Engraver and his Work." By James Terry. 
Printed for the Author. July, 1906. 78 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, Conn. 
8vo. pp. 17. 111. 

Allyn Hyde was a physician who was admitted a member of the Tolland 
County Medical Society in 171)6. The book was issued by Mr. Albert C. Bates, 
Librarian, Conn. Historical Society. 

Memoir of Stephen Salisbury. By Nathaniel Paine. Reprinted from the 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, June, 1906. 8vo. pp. 8. 

This tribute to the worth of a "lover of antiquity, of hospitality, of good 
learning and of good men" is similar to the one which was noticed in the 
Register for April, 1906. 

Topliff's Travels. Letters from Abroad in the Years 1828 and 1829 by Samuel 
Topliff, Proprietor of the Merchants News Boom in Boston. From the ori- 
ginal manuscript owned by the Boston Athenaeum. Edited with a Memoir 
and Notes, by Ethel Stanwood Bolton. Printed from the income of the 
Robert Charles Billings Fund. The Boston Athenaeum. 1906. 4to. pp. 245. 
111. Price $2.00. For sale by the Boston Athenaeum, 104 Beacon Street, 

Delightful and entertaiuing, these letters give most explicitly the European 
observations of a keen and accurate Bostonian of the last century, one whose 
energy and enterprise made him practically the associated press of New Eng- 
laud in 1820, a period when the shipping and commercial interests of this city 
were making great advances. 

In her careful and complete Memoir, Mrs. Bolton has given a graphic picture 
of the growth of Samuel Topliff's Reading Room, which in reality was the 
precursor of the present Board of Trade, as it aimed to furnish to its sub- 
scribers all maritime intelligence and domestic and foreign news. 

The notes add greatly to the value of the text, and an excellent index and 
genealogical chart increase the usefulness of this handsome volume, a. l. w. 

The Commercial Club of Boston, organized Nov. 7, 1S6S. Constitution, Officers, 
Chronology, Retrospect. Compiled by Robert Batcheller. Printed at the 
Riverside Press. [Cambridge, Mass.] June 1, 1906. 8vo. pp. 77. 

The list of " Subjects Discussed" by this club shows conclusively that ex- 
Mayor Frederic W. Lincoln was not in error when he said that " if other con- 
temporary history of these times were lost, our annals would furnish the his- 
torian with the live questions and engrossing subjects which were agitating 
the public mind during those years." Mr. Batcheller's "Retrospect" should 
certainly have a place among such historical material. 

History of the South Department, Boston City Hospital, Infectious Service. By 
John II. McCollom, M.D. Reprinted from History of the Boston City 
Hospital. Boston: Municipal Printing Office. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 29. 

The importance of the institution whose interesting history is here recorded 
may be estimated from the fact, stated in the work, "that the Boston City 
Hospital in 1888 offered the first opportunity in this country for the systematic 
clinical study of infectious diseases." Numerous charts, and pictures of some 
of the patients, show most graphically how great a benefit to the city is this 
department, which was obtained through the persistent effort of the Trustees 
of the Hospital. 

Tear Book, 1905. City of Charleston, So. Ca. [Press of Calder-Coukliu &Co., 
Charleston, S. C, 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. XV+371+56. 111. 

Address at the Dedication of the Dexter Memorial Town Hall, Charlton. Mass., 
by Hon. Charles J. McIntfrk, Tuesday, February the Twenty-first, 1005. 
With Exercises and an Appendix. Private Copy. n. p. 1906. 8vo.pp. 84. 111. 

Judge Melntire's address is of an historical nature, and is followed by an 
article of genealogical character entitled "The Melntires, or ' Mackiutintires,' 
of Charlton." The illustrations are remarkably line. 

1907.] Book Notices, 105 

Chronicles of an Old New England Farm. The House and Farm of the First 
Minister of Concord, N. H. 1726-1906. By Joseph B. Walker. Concord, 
N. H. 1906. 8vo. pp. 70. 111. 

This volume contains three papers, the first of which is on the house of the 
Rev. Timothy Walker, erected in the year 1733-4, and the other two papers are 
on the farm of the minister, the three articles forming the record of a period 
of one hundred and eighty years. There are appendices of much interest. 

Old Dartmouth Sketches. No. 14. Being the Proceedings of the June meeting 
of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held at the Town Hall, Fairhaven, on 
June 22, 1906, and containing the following papers : u Fitting out a Whaler," 
by L. A. Littlefield; "Captain Seth Pope," by James L. Gillingham. 
[New Bedford. 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 19. 111. 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 15. Being the Proceedings of the Sep- 
tember meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society held in the Bank of 
Commerce Building, New Bedford, September 28, 1906, and containing the fol- 
lowing paper : The Story of Water Street by Elmore P. Haskins. [New Bed- 
ford. 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 14. 111. Map. 

The Conference at Deerfield, Mass., August 27-31, 1735, between Gov. Belcher 
.and Several Tribes of Western Indians. By Hon. George Sheldon, of Deer- 
field. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 20. 

This is a reprint, with considerable addition, from the Register for July, 

Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Trinity-Episcopal- 
Church, Fishkill, N. Y., Friday, Sept. 14, 1906. 1756-1906. Rev. Joseph 
Henry Ivie, A.B., Rector. 8vo. pp. 16. n. p. 1906. 111. 

This pamphlet contains the historical address delivered by Rev. Horatio Oliver 
Ladcl, S. T. D., at the celebration. 

Address before the Knox County Historical Society, Galesbury, Illinois, by E. S. 
Willcox of Peoria, 111., April 28, 1906. 8vo. pp. 8. 

The Begister of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, for the year 
1904. Lynn, Mass. : Frank S. Whitten, Printer. 1905. 8vo. pp. 93. 111. 

Besides the customary reports, lists of officers and members, and the necrolo- 
gies, this publication contains articles on ''The Swampscott Beaches" and 
"The Public Services of Strawberry Brook." 

Souvenir of the Charles Lamed Memorial and the Free Public Library, Oxford, 
Mass., 1906. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers, 272 Congress St. 1906. 
8vo. pp. 108. 111. 

The sketch of the Free Public Library is taken from the Town Report of 
1890, and is merety introductory to the account of the dedicatory exercises of 
the Charles Earned Memorial, erected in memory of his mother and designed 
for the reception of the books of the Library. 

Paxton, 31ass., Burial Ground Inscriptions, to the end of the year 1849. Syste- 
matic History Fund. (Auxiliary.) Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin 
P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 32. 111. 

A Sermon preached on the Twenty-first Anniversary of the Consecration of St. 
PauVs Church, Stockbridge, by Arthur Lawrence, Rector of the Parish, 
Nov. 12, 1905. Pittsfield, Mass. : Press of Sun Printing Co. 1905. 8vo. 
pp. 15. 

Forty-second Annual Fair of the Weymouth Agricultural and Industrial Society, 
Fair Grounds, South Weymouth, Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 3, 1906. n. p. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 48. 111. 

Wobum Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Part VII. — Births. 1891- 
1900. Alphabetically and chronologically arranged by Edward F. Johnson. 
Woburn, Mass. : The News Print, Woburn. 1906. 8vo. pp. 164. 

106 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Canadian Year Book for 1906. [Toronto, Canada, 1900.] 8vo. pp. 406. 111. 
Price, 25 cts. 

Connecticut at the World's Fair. Report of the, Commissioners from Connecticut 
to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis, 2904. Hartford, 
Conn. : Tress of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. TJ06. Large 8vo. pp. 
vii+284. 111. 

The numerous illustrations of this volume deserve notice, and one portion of 
the text, it will be of interest to genealogists to know, is entitled " Genealo- 
gical Exhibit — List of ancestral Charts loaned for the Connecticut Building." 

Report of the Committee on Ancient Earthworks and Fortified Enclosures, j> re- 
sented to the Congress of Archaeological Societies. [England] 4th July, 1906. 
[Loudon. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 8. 

Story of LovewelVs Fight. [By Nathaniel P. Ames.] n. p. ; n. d. Square 8vo. 
pp. 14. 

The " Story" as here told is interspersed with stanzas of the ancient ballad 
relating to the "Fight." Besides availing himself of the various histories of 
the event, the author "talked with intelligent Indians who knew the story by 
tradition and who gave him their version of it." 

Diocese of Massachusetts. Journal of the One Hundred and Twenty-first Ann^l 
Meeting of the Convention, May 2, A.D. 1906. With Appendices. Boston : 
The Diocesan House, No. 1 Joy St. 1906. 8vo. pp. 331. 

Men of Affairs in New York. An Historical Work, giving Portraits and Sketches 
of the Most Eminent Citizens of New York. Published by L. R. Hamersly & Co., 
New York. 1906. Square folio, pp. 294. 111. 

This work is virtually a continuation of the " Makers of New 7 York," which 
has long been out of print. While that publication related to men of the past, 
the present one consists wholly of memoirs of men of to-day. Each sketch 
occupies two pages, and there are about one hundred and fifty sketches iu all, 
the subjects of which are merchants, bankers, jurists, statesmen, clergymen, 
physicians, authors, scientists, philanthropists. The volume is a fine example 
of the printer's and bookbinder's art. 

A History of the People of the United States, from the Revolution to the Civil War. 
By John Bach McMastek, University of Pennsylvania. In seven volumes. 
Volume VI. 1830-1842. New York: D. Appletou & Compauy, 1906. ^vo. 
xviii+658. Maps. 

Financial questions, notably those relating to banking, are among the most 
important issues of this period, and the author discusses this topic with the 
impartial fairness, lucidity of statement and breadth of accurate knowledge 
which has characterized the preceding volumes. 

The subjects of secession and slavery also begin to receive attention, and the 
detailed accounts of the Southern view of these points of difference with their 
Northern sister States are absorbing in their interest to the reader, a. l. w. 

Early American Engravings and the Cambridge Press Imprints, 1640-169- . in 
the Library of the American Antiquarian Society. By Nathaniel Taink, 
A.M. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 
"Worcester. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 21. 

This pamphlet gives lists of the engravings and imprints, with preliminary 

Report of Committee on Methods of Organization and Work on the part of Si 
oud Local Societies. Reuben (1. Thwaites, Chairman. Benjamin F. Sit 
hough. Franklin L. Riley. Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association for the year 1906, Vol. I. pages 249-325. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing Office. 1906. 8vo. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. No. IS. Published 

by order of the Society, Charleston," S. C. 11)06. Press of Walker, Evans 
& Cogswell Co., Charleston, S. C. 8vo. pp. 99. 

Especially noteworthy among the contents of this publication are the articles 
on the "'Wills of South Carolina Huguenots" and the "Upper Beat of B1 

1907.] Booh Notices. 107 

John's, Berkeley." This latter article was written many years ago by an old 
inhabitant of Charleston, and gives a valuable account of the residences and 
families of prominent Huguenots of his time. 

Grand Chapter of Maine. 1906. Vol. XII, Part I. The Eighty-first Annual 
Convocation, held at Portland, May 2, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Printers, 
37 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 92+143. 

Grand Commandery of Maine, 1906. Vol. VIII. Part V. The Fifty-fifth 
Annual Conclave, held at Portland, May 3, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Print- 
ers, 17 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. Variously paged. 

Grand Council of Maine, 1906. Vol. VI. Part I. Fifty-second Annual As- 
sembly, held at Portland, May 2, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Printers, 17 Plum 
St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Grand Lodge of Maine, 1906. Vol. XXI. Parti. The Thirty-seventh Annual 
Communication, held at Portland, May 1, 2 and 3, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., 
Printers, 37 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 175. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
.Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication: June 13, 1906. Special Commu- 
nication: June 16, 1906. M. W.John Albert Blake, Grand Master. B. W. 
Sereno D. Nickerson, Becording Grand Secretary. Boston : The Rockwell and 
Churchill Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. 97. 

Year Book, 1906-7. Directory of Officers and Chapters of the Daughters of the 
American Bevolution of 3Iassachusetts. n. p. [1906.] 12mo. pp. 37. 

The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. No. 1. Jan.-March, 1906. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1906. 8vo. pp. 30. 

This publication consists solely of the " Personal Narrative of William 
Lytle." William Lytle, prominent both in the civil and military history of Ohio, 
was born in 1770, and died in 1831. 

Annual Proceedings, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1905- 
1906. Phila., 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 79. 111. 

Proceedings of the Four Hundred and Twenty-third Quarterly Meeting of the 
Wiscasset Fire Society. Wiscasset, Maine. Reprinted from the Sheepscot 
Echo. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 27. 111. 

The principal portion of the Proceedings consists of the historical address 
by Mr. William D. Patterson. 

Library of Congress. Card Catalog. Preliminary List of subject subdivisions 
under names of countries or states, and of subject headings with country sub- 
divisions. [Washington, D. C. 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 18.' 

Classification. Class O. Science. Preliminary, July 1, 1905. Washington: 
Government Printing Office. 1905. Large 8vo. pp. 172. 

Special Bules on Cataloging. To supplement A. L. A. Bules — Advance Edition. , 
1-21. Issued for the use of the catalog division of the Library of Congress. 
Washington : Government Printing Office. Library Division. 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 26. 

Select List of Beferences on Anglo-Saxon Interests. Compiled under the direc- 
tion of Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin, Chief Bibliographer. Second 
Issue, with Additions. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 22. 

List of Works relating to the American Occupation of the Philippine Islands, 
1898-1903. By A. P. C. Griffin. Reprinted from the List of Books 
(with references to periodicals) on the Philippine Islands, 1903, with some 
additions to 1905. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1905. Large 
8vo. pp. 100. 




List of Discussions of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, with special rem 
erence to Negro Suffrage. Compiled under the direction of A. P. C. Grifi in. 


Government Printing Olliec. Large 8vo. pp. 18. 

Beport of the Ticeifth Annual Meiting of /lie Lake Mohonk Conference on Inter- 
national Arbitration. 1906. Reported by Miss Lilian D. Powers. Pub- 
lished by the Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration. V. 
8vo. pp. 177. 

A Search for the Beginnings of Stock Speculation. By Andrew McFarland 
Davis. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Soeiety of Massa- 
chusetts, Vol. X. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. University Press. 
1906. 8vo. pp. 35. 

The result of Mr. Davis's inquiry is that stock-jobbing began in England at 
the accession of William and Mary, and that " just after 1090, dealings in stocks 
had reached such a magnitude as to be condemned by hostile legislation, Mere 
characterized with such absurdities as to be satirized by a playwright, and had 
developed such intricate bargains as to require explanatory essays at the hands 
of a serial publication." 


Charles Akers, sculptor, born Oct. 15, 
1835, near Hollis, Me., died Sept. 16, 
1906, in New York City. 

Col. James Hervey Armington, born 
Aug. 10, 1827, in Providence, R. I., died 
Oct. 14, 1906, in East Providence, R.I. 

Gen. George William Baird, U.S.A., re- 
tired, born Dec. 13, 1839, in Milford, 
Conn., died Nov. 28, 1906, in Ashville, 

N. C. 

Rev. Frank Woods Baker, D.D., of New 
Haven, Conn., born in 1856, in Frank- 
lin, Mass., died Sept. 18, 1906, atlsles- 
boro", Me. 

James F. Beard, city treasurer of Somer- 
ville, born in Reading, Mass., died July 
2, 1906, in Somerville, Mass., aged 57. 

Judge Percival Bonney, born in 1842, 
in Minot, Me., died Aug. 4, 1906, in 
Denmark, Me. 

Richard B. Borden, cotton manufacturer, 
bom Feb. 2, 1834, in Fall River, Mass., 
* died there Oct. 12, 1906. 

Dr. Alphqnso B. Brown, physician, born 
in 1871, in Dover, N. H., died Oct. 17, 
1906, in Newburyport, Mass. 

Samuel Cabot, chemist, born in 1850, died 
Nov. 26, 1906, in Boston, Mass. 

Maj. Stephen Cahot, born in 1826, in 
Boston, Mass., died Nov. 23, 1906, in 
Brookline, Mass. 

Dwight M. Clap?, D.M.D., of Boston, 

Mass., died Sept. 18, 1906, at his sum- 
mer home in Lynn, Mass. 

William Adolphus Clark, author, tra- 
veller, born in 1823, in Boston, Mass., 
died Nov. 26, 1906, in Maiden, Mass. 

Loring Coes, inventor and manufacturer, 
born in 1812. in Worcester, Mass., died 
there July 13, 1906. 

Charles H. Cole, former bank president, 
born in 1844, died Aug. 14, 1906, at St. 
Margaret's Hospital, Boston, Mass. 

Rev. Joseph Warren Cross, Congrega- 
tional minister, born June 16, 1808, in 
East Bridgewater, Mass., died Aug. 18, 
1906, in Lawrence, Mass. 

Brig. Gen. Samuel Dalton, formerly ad- 
jutant general of Massachusetts, born 
June 25, 1840, in Salem, Mass., died 
Oct. 18, 1906, in a sanatorium at Au- 
burndale, Mass. 

Dr. Robert F. Davis, physician, ex- 
mayor, State senator, and member of 
Congress, born Aug. 28, 1823, in Ulster, 
Ireland, died Oct. 29, 1806, in Fall 
River, Mass. 

Silas Dean, author, town clerk, born in 
1815, in Reading, Mass., died Oct. 5, 
1906, in Stoneham, Mass. 

John William De Forest, A.M., author, 
traveller, born Mar. 31, 1826, in Hum- 
phrey sville, now Seymour, Conn., died 
July 17, 1906, in New Haven, Conn. 

William Doogue, superintendent of pub- 
lie grounds, Boston, born May 24, I 
inBrocklaw Park, Stradbally, Ireland, 
died Nov. 2, 1906, in Dorchester, M 




John Holmes Goodenow, secretary of 
legation at Constantinople for many 
years, born in Alfred, Me., died July 29, 
1906, in Atlantic City, N. J., aged 
about 75. 

John K. Hastings, publisher, born Nov- 
14, 1854, in Peacedale, R. 1., died Oct. 
13, 1906, at the New England Sanito- 

Hon. J. Manchester Haynes, born in 
1839, in Waterville, Me., died Sept. 4, 
1906, in Augusta, Me. 

Asa Lyman Hazelton, legislator, born in 
Vt., died in Washington, D.C., Sept. 
19, 1906, in his 100th year. 

Dr. John Theodore Heard, physician, 
born in 1836, in Boston, Mass., died 
Sept. 2, 1806, at his summer home in 
Magnolia, Mass. 

Rev. Osgood E. Herrick, D.D., chaplain, 
U.S.A., retired, born in 1826, in Wind- 
sor, Vt., died Oct. 1, 1906, in Water- 
town, N. Y. 

James Hewins, lawyer, born Apr. 27, 1845, 
in Medway, Mass., died July 10, 1906, 
at his summer home in Nantucket. 

ErHRAiM Hinds, educator, born May 3, 
1819, in Littleton, N. H., died Sept. 12, 
1906, in Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Hon. Robert Roberts Hitt, congress- 
man from Illinois, born Jan. 16, 1834, 
in Urbana, Ohio, died Sept. 20, 1906, 
at his summer home at Narragansett 
Pier, R. I. 

Hon. Rockwood Hoar, congressman, 
born Aug. 24, 1855, in Worcester, Mass., 
died there Nov. 1, 1906. 

James Mason Hoppin, professsor emeri- 
tus at Yale, born Jan. 17, 1820, in 
Providence, R. I., died Nov. 15, 1906, 
in New Haven, Conn. 

Rev. William Howe, D.D., Baptist min- 
ister, born in May, 1806, in Worcester, 
Mass., died Nov. 28, 1906, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Archdeacon George D. Johnson, D.D., 
born in Stratford, Conn., in 1834, died 
Aug. 28, 1906. 

William Parker Jones, born in 1832, 
in Boston, Mass., died Sept. 1, 1906, in 
Brookline, Mass. 

Samuel James Kitson, sculptor, born Jan. 
1, 1848, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, 
England, died Nov. 9, 1906, in New 
York City. 

Prof. Christopher Columbus Langdell, 
of Harvard Jjaw School, born May 22, 
1826, in New Boston, N. H., died July 
6. 1906, in Cambridge, Mass. 

Theodore Otto Langerfeldt, architect, 
water-color painter, musician, born 
Mar. 2, 1841, in Buckeburg, Schaum- 
burg-Lippe, Germany, died Sept. 7, 
1906, in Boston, Mass. 

William Lee, publisher, born Apr. 17, 
1826, in Boston £ Mass., died Nov. 30, 
1906, in Hampton, N. H. 

Walter Seth Logan, lawyer, writer, 
born Apr. 15, 1847, in Washington, 
Litchfield Co., Conn., died July 19. 1906. 

Brig. Gen. Otis H. Marion, born in 1847, 
in Burlington, Mass., died Nov. 27, 
1906, in Allston, Mass. 

Maj. George W. Mathews, U.S.A., re- 
tired, born Nov. 14, 1874, in Worcester, 
Mass., died there Aug. 5, 1906. 

Judge James H. McMahon, of Litchfield 
Co., Conn., died Aug. 9, 1906, in New 
Milford, Conn., aged 68. 

Prof. Edmund Howd Miller, of Colum- 
bia University, author, born Sept. 12, 
1869, in Fairfield, Conn., died Nov. 8, 
1906, at Nyack Hospital. 

John Torrey Morse, retired merchant, 
born Mar. 27, 1813, in Boston, Mass., 
died Sept. 20, 1906. 

Rev. Dr. Isaac Lea Nicholson, P. E. 
bishop of Milwaukee, born Jan. 18, 
1844, in Baltimore, Md., died Oct. 29, 
1906,* in Milwaukee, Wis.' 

Harrison G. Otis, born Sept. 18, 1835, 
in Worcester, Mass., died there Nov. 
21, 1906. 

Charles Paine, railroad expert, born 
Apr. 25, 1830, in Haverhill, N. H., died 
July 4, 1806, in Tenafly, N. J. 

Prof. Samuel Lewis Penfield, of Yale 
University, born Jan. 16, 1856, in Cats- 
kill, N. Y., died Aug., 1906, in South 
Woodstock, Conn. 

Benjamin Poole, lawyer, born June 9, 
1818, in Gloucester, Mass., died Sept. 
9, 1906, inRoxbmy, Mass. 

William F. Pope, sculptor, born in 1865, 
in Fitchburg, Mass., died Oct. 21, 1906, 
at the Massachusetts Homoeopathic 

Daniel W. Ranlet, grain broker, born 
in Exeter, N. H., about 1843, died Aug. 
27, 1906, in Maiden, Mass. 

Brig. Gen. Edmund Rice, U.S.A., retired, 
born Dec. 2, 1842, in Cambridge, Mass., 
died July 20, 1906, in Wakefield, Mass. 

Prof. Henry B. Rjchardson, educator, 
born May 21, 1845, in Franklin, Mass., 
died Oct. 17, 1906. 

John M. Rodocanachi, Greek Consul at 
Boston, Mass., born in 1830, in Smyrna, 
Asia Minor, died Sept. 26, 1906, in 
Holbrook, Mass. 




Russell Sage, financier, born Aug. 4, 
1816, in Shenandoah, Oneida Co., N.Y., 
died July 22, 1906, in Lawrence, L. I. 

Rev. William IIknky Savauy, Unitarian 
minister, born Apr. 18, 1835, in the 
Bast Parish of Bradford, now Grove- 
lnnd, Mass., died there Sept. 5, 1906. 

PitOF. Henry Edmund Sawyer, educator, 
of Washington, D. C, born July 14, 
1826, in Warner, N. H., died Sept. 22, 

Maj. Gen. William Rufus Shafter, 
U.S.A., retired, born Oct. 16, 183-5, near 
Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., Mich., died 
Nov. 12, 1906, in Bakersfield, Cal. 

Gen. James Shaw, born Sept. 25, 1830, 
in Providence, R. I., died there Oct. 31, 

Charles H. Smith, treasurer of Norfolk 
County, born Apr. 5, 1850, in Dover, 
Mass., died July 16, 1906, in Dedhara, 

Metcalf John Smith, teacher, town clerk, 
born Sept. 7, 1830, in Middlefield, Mass., 
died there Sept. 14, 1906. 

Benjamin C. Sparrow, district superin- 
tendent of the United States life-saving 
service, born Oct. 9, 1839, in East Or- 
leans, Mass., died there July 9, 1906. 

Rev. Willard Gardner Sperry, D. D., 
born Aug. 10. 1847, in Cambridge, 
Mass., died Aug. 30, 1906, at York 
Beach, Me. 

Eben Caldwell Stanwood, banker, born 
June 14, 1856, in Boston, Mass., died 
Aug. 27, 1906, at Ventnor, Isle of 

Hon. George G. Sumner, lawyer, ex-Lt.- 
Gov., born in 1841, in Bolton, Conn., 
died Sept. 20, 1906. 

Prof. Almon Harris Thompson, of the 
U. S. Geological Survey, born Sept. 24, 
1839, in Stodard, N. H., died Julv 31, 
1906, in Washington, D. C. 

Count Frederick Diodati Thompson, 
author, born Dec. 17, 1850, in New- 
York City, died there Oct. 9, 1906. 

Usher B. Thompson, legislator, born in 
West New held. Me., about 1839, died 
there Julv 12, 1906. 

Rev. John James Tigert, D.D., LL.D., 
M. E. bishop, author, editor, born Nov. 
25, 1856, in Louisville, Kv., died Nov. 
21. 1906, inTusla, I. T. 

Chief Justice David Torrance, Supreme 
Court of Connecticut, born Mar. 3, 
1840, in Edinburg, Scotland, died Sept. 
5, 1906, in Derby, Conn. 

Rear Admiral Charles J. Train, U.S.N. , 
born May 14, 1845, in Framingham, 
Mass., died Aug. 4, 1906, at Chefoo, 

Hon. Samuel Warner, lawyer, born Oct. 
2, 1816, in Provider ce, R. I., died Sept. 
4, 1906, in Wrentham, Mass. 

Granville S. Webster, schoolmaster, 
born Nov. 27, 1833, in Chelmsford, 
Mass., died July 21, 1906, in East Mil- 
ton, Mass. 

Rev. David L. Wentworth, Baptist min- 
ister, born Oct. 24, 1832, in Somers- 
worth, N. H., died July 8, 1906, in 
Nashua, N. II. 

Daniel Baird Wesson, gun- manufac- 
turer and inventor, born May 25, 1825, 
in Worcester, Mass., died Aug. 4, 1906, 
in Springfield, Mass, 

Marshall Wilcox, lawyer, born Mar. 19, 
1821, in Stockbridge, Mass., died Oct. 
14, 1906, in Pittstield, Mass. 

Edmund R. Willson, architect, born Apr. 
21, 1856, in Salem, Mass., died Sept. 9, 
1906, in Petersham, Mass. 

Rev. Victor Witting, born Mar. 7, 1825, 
in Malmo, Sweden, came to America 
in 1S47, died July 2, 1906, in Quincy, 

Rev. Joseph J. Woolley, father of the 
president of Mt. Holyoke College, born 
in 1833, in Bridgeport, Conn., died July 
], 1906, at the Holyoke City Hospital! 

Alexander F. Wordsworth, lawyer, 
born Jan, 28, 1810, in Boston, Mass., 
died Sept. 14, 1906, at his summer home 
in Magnolia, Mass. 

Charles F. Wy'man, Russian consul for 
New England, born in 1836, in Boston, 
Mass., died Nov. 29, 1906, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Dr. Leroy Milton Yale, of New York 
citv, physician and surgeon, editor, born 
Feb. 12, 1811, at Martha's Vineyard, 
died Sept. 12, 1906, in Quisset. liast., 
his summer home. 

Vol. 60, page 1 1!». line 0, for Jobln, r< ad Jabin. 
Vol. 60, page 272. line 6 from bottom, for Eliza, Elijah. 


Ileto ©nglantr historic ©enealogtcal g>ocietg* 

The attention of all persons interested in historical and gene- 
[logical research is called to the following estimate of the 
inancial needs of the Society: 

?or a new five-story fire-proof Library building in rear 
of Society's House, with a hall to seat 300 persons, 
stack room for 250,000 books, and a reading room 
to accommodate 80 readers (tentative plans can now 
be seen at the Society's rooms, and suggestions are 
invited) $60,000 

jibrary fixtures, furniture, etc. .... 30,000 

jand, 5,000 square feet, purchased, but not yet paid for 30,000 $120,000 

for addition to permanent fund, for purchase and bind- 
ing of books, and increased expenses of a new 
building (calling for $3,000 additional income per 
annum) ........ 75,000 

^or copying records of births, marriages and deaths 
from court files, church records, clergymen's and 
undertakers' private records, graveyard inscriptions, 
and family bibles ...... 10,000 

for preparing and printing a catalogue of the 60,000 
books and pamphlets belonging to the Society . 8,000 

for Alphabetical Abstracts or Digest of personal items 
in the Boston News-Letter and other New England 
newspapers, from 1704 to 1815, estimated to be 
equal to 8000 printed pages .... 6,000 

?or Genealogical research in England, a permanent 
fund 15,000 

^or printing Abstracts of Wills from the Prerogative 

Court of Canterbury, England .... 10,000 

for estimated loss in printing Vital Records to 1850 

of Massachusetts towns ..... 5,000 


The Treasurer, Nathaniel C. Nash, 18 Somerset St., Boston, and all 
ther officers of the Society, will be glad to advise persons intending to 
^ive or bequeath money to the Society. 


New England Historic Genealogical Society. 


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Genealogies. Pages. 

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Felton Felton 1886 260 300 

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Iluntoon Huntoon 1881 113 1-'_ H . 

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Vinton Vinton 181 236 

Washington Toner 1891 19 l-"" 

Washington Waters 1889 53 '•£ 

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JULY, 1907. 


By Joseph Tracy Eustis. 

William Tracy Eustis was born at 79 Prince Street, Boston, 
September 29, 1822, and died at Brookline, Mass., October 11, 
1906. He was the son of Joseph Eustis and Eleanor St. Barbe 

In 1828, his father being abroad on business, his mother moved 
to Portland, Maine, where they lived until 1831, returning to 
Boston in that year. In 1835 he went back to Portland to live 
with his uncle Charles Mussey, at that time a prosperous merchant, 
but who failed in the panic of 1837. Leaving Portland in the ship 
Eli Whitney, in November, 1837, he went to Savannah, Georgia, 
where he entered the employ of Greenwood and Upham, staying 
with them but a few months, when he returned to Portland and re- 
entered school, finishing his education in 1840. 

His first real employment was in Boston with Henry B. Town- 
send, in the wholesale millinery business, where he stayed for a year 
and a half; but the business not being to his liking, he found a 
position with Cartwright and Thayer, oil and lead commission mer- 
chants, on India Street, who failed in 1842 ; and in April, 1843, 
he entered the employ of G. and N. Sturtevant and Co., which firm 
was shortly afterwards changed to Atkins and Sturtevant, where he 
stayed until 1849, when that firm was succeeded by E. H. Barker 
and Co., and he was with them until 1856. 

In 1857 he entered the employ of Gardner, Wolcott and Co., 
and on the dissolution of the firm, became a partner of his brother- 
in-law, John Wesley Wolcott, and was with him until after the 
Civil War, during which he enlisted in the army, and served three 
months at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, in 1862, as a member of 
the Independent Corps of Cadets, doing guard duty over some 
famous prisoners, among whom were Messrs. Mason and Slidell, 
of Trent fame, and General Simon Bolivar Buckner, who had sur- 
rendered to General Grant at Fort Donelson. 
vol. lxi. 15 

220 William Tracy Eustis. [July, 

In 1< S '">* he went with Sprague, Soule and Co., as a cotton buyer, 
and was with them until 1 <S 7 4 ; and in 1878 he rejoined his brother- 
in-law, and was with him until the hitter's death, in 1885. 

Retiring from business in 1886, he devoted himself, until his 
death, to genealogical research, particularly of his own and wife's 
families. "Of the latter, the Dutton family, starting with only the 
fact that Henry Worthington Dutton, his wife's father, had received 
a legacy of about five dollars from his great uncle, Warren Dutton, 
he succeeded in tracing some three thousand of the Dutton name. 
He also added considerable further information to the Eustis record, 
which had been compiled in 1878 by Professor Henry Lawrence 
Eustis of Harvard University, and traced back to 1659 a complete 
line of his ancestry to William 1 Eustis. The line was through 
William, 2 Joseph, 3 Joseph, 4 William Beers, 5 Joseph, 6 to William 

Tracy. 7 * 

His mother, Eleanor St. Barbe Tracy, was the granddaughter 
of Wyatt St. Barbe, and a great-granddaughter of Colonel Moses 
Titcomb, famous in Colonial times as the Major of Titcomb's bat- 
tery, which did such effective service at the siege of Louisbourg, and 
was the principal means by which the citadel surrendered to the 
English. On .Major Titcomb's return from the siege, he was com- 
missioned Colonel, and in 1755 was killed by the Indians at the 
battle of Lake George, New York. He was a skilled Indian 
fighter, and the records show that he had the thorough confidence 
of the men under him. His loss was a great blow, not only to his 
troops, but also to the citizens of Newburyport, and a sermon was 
preached at his funeral on the text " Moses thy servant is dead." 
Colonel Titcomb was the grandson of William Titcomb, who emi- 
grated to America in 1634. 

The great-grandfather of William Tracy Eustis, Wyatt St. Barbe, 
married Lvdia, daughter of John and Lydia (Goodwill) Clough, 
and one can see to-day in the old Copp's Hill burying-ground the 
tomb of Thomas Goodwill, her father, who was born in 1687, and 
died in 1741). Of the ancestry of Wyatt St. Barbe, who was born 
in 1738, died in 1811, and was buried in St. Paul's Churchyard, 
Newburyport, it has been traced in a direct line to one Robert de 
Sainte Barbe in Normandy in the dim and distant past. Wyatt 
was a sea captain, and during the Revolution commanded the brig 
Betty, and the writer has in his possession a permit issued by the 
State of Massachusetts Bay, Port of Salem, April 11, 1777, as 
follows: " Permit the Brig Betty, Wyatt St, Barbe Master Navi- 
gator, with seven men to pass the Forts and Guards under your 
command. To the Commanding Officer or Officers of the several 
Fortresses and Guards in the Harbour of Salem. (Signed) War- 
wick Pal fray." 

• See Rboxstbr, vol. xxzii, page 225. 

1907.] William Tracy JEustis. 221 

In 1784, after the close of the Revolutionary War, Wyatt St. 
Barbe, as master of the ship Ceres, belonging to Nathaniel Tracy 
(a cousin of Nicholas, Jr., the grandfather of William Tracy 
Eustis), one of the wealthy men of Newburyport, carried Thomas 
Jefferson to France, to which country he had lately been appointed 
as Minister Plenipotentiary ; and an interesting account of the 
voyage is found in Jefferson's Autobiography. In March, 1796, 
in a letter written to the Newburyport Marine Society, Captain 
Wyatt St. Barbe tells a most interesting story, how, after succoring 
a British troop-ship with three hundred men aboard, his vessel was 
seized and taken to Lisbon, where, after much hardship and trouble, 
he proved his vessel and cargo to be American, and they were 

Mr. Eustis had travelled extensively in the United States, and 
had made one short trip to Europe, and the diaries of his experi- 
ences are most interesting. One trip, made in June, 1847, the 
record of which has been preserved, and gives a detailed account 
of the primitive means of conveyance in those days, was to New 
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, thence by rail and stage to Wheeling, 
West Virginia, thence by steamer down the Ohio, stopping at Cin- 
cinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis, thence up the Illinois River by 
steamer to Peru, Illinois, where stage was taken for Chicago ; from 
there by steamer through the lakes to Cleveland and Buffalo, and 
home by rail. 

In 1889 he made a trip with his wife to California and Alaska, 
and on their return they were caught in the Johnstown flood, but 
fortunately their train had crossed the Conemaugh River before the 
bridge was carried away, and he witnessed its destruction from the 
high land on which the train remained. In this disaster, over five 
thousand lives were lost, and several towns were swept away. 

His most memorable trip was that made in the winter and spring 
of 1906, when, with some of his children, he visited California, and 
reached San Francisco on April 16th, being at the St. Francis 
Hotel at the time of the earthquake. His escape, and the experi- 
ences of the party during the week following the earthquake, were 
most thrilling. In August, 1906, a six hundred mile automobile 
trip through the White and Green Mountains was thoroughly en- 
joyed by him. 

Mr. Eustis was never so happy as when travelling ; enjoying new 
sights with the zest of a young man, and with a wonderful knowl- 
edge of nature. He was always interested in new inventions, a 
most genial companion, and kept constantly abreast of the times in 
which he lived. 

In 1886 he was elected to membership in the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society, and was always a zealous worker in its 
fellowship, serving on important committees, and as a member of 
its Council, 1893-1898, 1903-1905. 

222 Frost Family Records. [July, 



Communicated by Robert Warner Frost, LL.B. 

The following records appear in the Bible of Maj. Charles Frost 
of Kittery, Me., now in the possession of his descendant, Mr. 
William Seavey Frost. The title page is missing, but at the be- 
ginning of the New Testament a second title page states that this 
old Geneva Bible, which is one of the r Breeches' version, was 
'Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Chriftopher Barker, 
Printer to the Queenes moft Excellent Maieftie. 1599." 

On the inside of the cover are the names of the successive owners 
of the Bible* : 

Carolus Gelu Ejus Liber Anno Christi 1693 
Mary Frost her bible 1700 

William Frost' s Bible 1756 Given to him by his mother m rs . Mary 

The Gift of W m Frost to his Eldest Son Benf Frost 1771 

Following the Book of Job is a title page for the second division 
of the Old Testament. "This Second Part of the Bible, conteineth 

these bookes. Pfalmes Malachi." On this title page and 

the blank leaves each side of it are the following entries : 

John Frost y e Son of Charles Frost [tom~] Kittery born march the l ft : 
1681/2 — his mother being mary [fomjaught* : of m r Jos : Bowles Gen 1 — 

mary Pepperrell y e Daughter of W m Pepperrell Esq r : of Kitter born 
Sep 1 4: 1685. her mother [the Daughter, crossed out] margery Daughter 
of m 1 ' : Jn°. Brav, Gen*. 

John Frost (Father to W m : Frost) Deceas d , feb r y 1732/3 and was 
Buried att New Castle in Our burying Place 

Mary Prefscott hir Name by hir third husband (& mother to W m Frost) 
Departed this Life April 18 th 1766 aged 80 years 7 months & 3 Days and 
was Buried in hir Owne Tomb att Dan vers 

John Frost and mary Pepperrell both of Kittery married by Jos : Ha- 
mond Esq r : Sep 1 : 4 th : 1702 

1 margery Frost born monday feb r : 1 st : 1703/4 

2 W m Frost born Tuefday aug": 20 th : 1705 at two a Clock in y e 

3 John Frost born Thirdfday may 12 th : 1709 at 9 a Clock in y e 

4 Charles Frost born Sunday aug ft : 27 ,h : 1710 at 9 a Clock at night 

5 mary Frost born aug ft : 19: 1711 at 2 a Clock in y° morning being 

(i Sarah Frost born Wendfday y« l ft . July 1713 at 5 a Clock in the 

♦This Bible is mentioned in Usher Parsons's brief "Genealogy of the Frost Family," 
page 1. 
For other records of the family, see RbGISTBR, vol. iii, page 249, and vol. v, page 165. 

1907.] Frost Family Records. 223 

7 mary Frost born Saterday y e 26 feb r : 1714/5 at [6i in y e Euening, 
crossed out] 9 a Clock in y e morning 

8 And r : Pepperrell Frost born Thirdfday api 11 , 12 1716 at 6i a Clock 
in y e Euening 

9 Jos : Frost born Sunday Sep fc . 29 : 1717, 40 minutes after one in y e 
afternoon Deceas d Sept r , 14 th : 1768 

10 abigail Frost born Tuefday may 26. 1719 at 20 minnits after 11 
a Clock at night 

11 George Frost born Tuefday api 11 : 26: 1720 50 minnits after 3 
a Clock after noon 

12 Sam 11 : Frost born Saterday aug ft : 19: 1721 h an hour after Eleven 
in y e day 

13 miriam Frost born monday octob 1 " 8: 1722 20 minnits after 4 
a Clock in y e after noon 

14 Benj a : Frost a twin born Saterday may 15 th : 1725 30 minnits 
after 11a Clock in y e morning 

15 Jane Frost a twin born Saterday may 15 th : 1725 57 minnits after 
11 a Clock in y e morning 

[torn] Mary Frost born Saterday July 2 d : 1726 [ton*] minnits after 
ten a Clock in y e Evening 

[torn\ot\\j Frost born Wendfday aug* : 2 d 1727 12 minnits after 1 
a Clock afternoon 

Mary frost Daught r : of m r Joseph Bolles 2 d Son to S r Jn° Bjulles of 
Scrampton K e : & Baron Knight 

John Frost 8 bible given to him by his mother m rs . mary Frost abouf d . 
July 1697 

Mary Frost Grand mother to W m . Frost afs above Mentioned (and 
Wife to my Grandfather Maj r Charles Frost Esq 1 ', who was the Fifth Son 
of the English bdrne in New Engl d , — ) Deceas d , the 11 th : Day of Nov 1 * 
1704 in the Sixty Second year of her Age 

William Frosts bible given to him by his mother M rs . Mary Prefscott 

Mem°, on the 24 th of Nov r , New Stile 1750 W m : Frost was married att 
Salem By the Rev d , m r . Benj a Prefscott to his Daught 1 ', Elisabeth Prefscott 

Elisabeth Prefscott my Wife was borne Sept 1 " 15 th 1721 and Departed 
this Life the 22 d , of march New Stile 1759 & was buried att New Castle 

Mary Frost Daught r to W m & Elisabeth Frost borne att New Castle on 
monday morning One Clock the the 16 th : of August New Stile 1751 

Benj a . Frost his Eldest Son Borne att N. Castle Sabbath Day morning 
9 Clock the 21 st . of Jan r y 1753 

W m . Frost Second Son Borne att New Castle on Fryday morning one 
Clock the 15 th Nov r , 1754 

his third Son Borne 29 Octob r 1787 & Dyed Directly and was Buried 
att New Castle 

John Frost the fourth Son Borne att New-Castle Satterday Night the 
21 st of Octob r 1758 (being Exact five Months old when his mother De- 
parted this Life in March following) 

Mem on the 18 th Feb y . 1784 Benj a Frost was married att New-Castle 
By the Rev d . D r . Haven of Portsmouth to Mercy Gibbs Prefcott only 
Daught r . of Henry Prefcott Esq r . of New Castle 

Mercy G. Prescott my Wife Born Feb 1 * : 26 th : 1762 

224 Frost Family Records. [July* 

Henry Frost son to Benj a : & Mercy G. Frost was born at Salem Thurs- 
day morn 8 ab*. nine o Clock Dec r . 30 th 1784 

Mary Newmarch Frost Daught r to Benj a & Mercy G. Frost was born 
at New Castle Wends d : in the after noon about Five O, Clock Febuay 14 

Benjamin Prefcott Frost 2 d Son of Benj n : and Mercy G Frost was 
Born at New Castle Sunday March 25 th : 1792 about 4 OClock P M. 

Eliz*. P>ost 2 d Daugh 1 '. to Benjamin & Mercy Frost was born at New 
Castle Saturday 1 6 th May 1795 about 5 o'Clock A M OV Aug 1 . 

Mercy Gibbs Frost 3 rd . Daughter of Beuj n : & Mercy Frost was born at 
Salem 2 nd . Aug 1 . 1797 about 10 o Clock A M 

Eliz a . Prescott Frost 4 th Daughter of Benj a & Mercy G. Frost was 
bom at New Castle Sep 1 ' 6 th 1800" about 5 oClock A M. 

John Newmarch Frost 3 rd . Son of Benjamin & M G. Frost was Born 
at New Castle Oc*. 19 tb . 1802 

Mercy Gibbs Prefcott Frost Daugh tr to Benj n Frost & M G Frost was 
Born at Newcastle January 31 st 1805 

Henry Frost Son of Ben" & Mercy G P Frost Married Abigil Salter 
Widow of Cap 1 . Richard Salter of Portsmouth by whom he had 4 Children 

1 margery Frost Dyed at Bofton Sep 1 9 th : 1704 at 9 a Clock in y e 
Eueninij being Tuefday and was buried at y e South buring place being 9 
m° : & 9 ds old 

2 inary Frost dyed Saterday June 12 th : 1714 at 42 minnits paft 2 
a Clock in y e morning and buried at N : Caftle being 2 years 9 months & 
23 days old 

3 mary Frost y e Second Dyed fryday march y e 15 th : 1716/7 at 3 
a Clock in y e afternoon and is buried at New Caf tie being 2 years & 17 
days old 

4 Sam 11 : Frost Dyed Tuefday aug 1 * : 7 th : 1722 21 minuts after 6 a Clock 
in y e Euening being Eleuen months and 19 days old, and is buried at New 

5 Benj a : Frost Dyed Tuefday auguft 16 th 1726. minuts after a Clock 
in y e after noon being 14 Months and one day old & is buried at New 

6 Mary Frost y e 3 d . Dyed Saterday m paft 5 a Clock In the after 
noon being y e 20 th of aprill 1728 & was one year 9 months & 22 days old 
and is Buried at New Caftle 

Jn° : Frost y e fa r : of y e Above) Dyed Sunday Abo 1 . 4 of y e . Clock in y e . 

Morning being y e 25 th Feb r y 1732/3 being 50 years 11 Months. & 24 

Days old & is buried at New Castle. 

John Newmarch Frost 3 d son of Benjamin and Mercy Gibbs Frost was 

married to Emmeline eldest Daughter of Capt. W m Seavey of Rye N. H. 
W m Seavey Frost born at New-Castle June 25 th 1830 
Susan Grafton Prescott Frost born at New-Castle Dec. 16 th 1832 
John Newmarch Frost bo[r]n at NYw-Castle May 25 th 1834 
Benjamin Prescott Frost born at New-Castle Died at Gonaives "VT. I. 


Therese AValbach Frost born at Portsmouth 

Caroline Seavey Frost born at Portsmouth Died at Portsmouth 
John Newmarch Frost died at Portsmouth Apl 1874 aged 72 years 
Emmeline Frost Died at Portsmouth Jul\ L853 

1907.] Descendants of John Redington. 225 



Compiled by J. Granville Leach and communicated by Cornelia M. Redington 

Carter, of Philadelphia. 

Nothing definite is known of the immediate forbears of John 1 Reding- 
ton and his brother Abraham Redington, who were among the founders of 
Topsfield, Massachusetts. But it is possible that they were of Hertford- 
shire, England, and of the parish of Hunsden there, as the name is to be 
found in this and, adjoining parishes from the time of Richard III.* 

The tradition in various branches of the family is that they were of 
Hemel-Hempstead, in Hertfordshire, some twenty-four miles northward 
from London. The origin of this is in the fact of the baptism in that parish 
of Mary the wife of John Redington of Topsfield, but in the sacramental 
registers of Hemel-Hempstead the name of Redington does not appear. 

Possessing ability, education and considerable worldly substance, John 
Redington was in 1648 made the first Town Clerk of Topsfield, and so con- 
tinued, with possibly some interruptions, until 1671 ; and it is a subject for 
much regret that his history of the organization of the town government, and 
of the first ten years of its official existence, were irretrievably swept away 
by the fire which consumed his house in the autumn of 1658, or in the en- 
suing winter, as the earliest entry now to be found on the town records is 
under date of 25 Mar., 1659. A slight testimony of his efficiency as town 
officer is gathered from the deposition, before the Essex County Court, 
held at Ipswich, 26 Mar., 1661, of Walter Ropper, aged^bout fifty-two 
years, in which this deponent " doth further witness That this sayd grant 
is before [to7*n~\ was in Cleere terms recorded into Towne book \torn~\ 
Topsfield wch now they of Topsfield saye was h[torn~\ when John Keding- 
ton's house was burnt, for [torn] sayd booke was kept."f 

He was clerk of the writs, 1658, 1660; selectman, 1661, 1676-77, 
1679-80, 1682, 1684-5; and served on the Grand Jury, 1678, 1679, and 
1683. Also, he was chosen to be captain of the militia of his vicinity, his 
selection in this matter being thus recorded : " The inhabitants & soldiery 
of Topsfield and the villages adjoining thereto according to an order from 
Major Dennison met together the 21 of the 4mo 1666 and chose officers as 
follows : John Redington of Topsfield head officer in commanding or lead- 
ing the company, Joseph Bigsbey sennior, sergeant, Abraham Redington, 
senior of the village Clerk of the band, Edmond Town, John Comins, 
Wm Smith, corporals. Request to Court for Confirmation signed by Dan. 
Hovey aud Mr. Avril in the name of the rest. Request allowed." $ 

According to his will of 7 Nov., 1690, his years then were "seventy or 
thereabouts," and his estate, inventoried at £1008. 1. 8, was to be divided 
between his son Daniel (who was given the land in Topsfield along the 
Ipswich River whereon the testator lived) ; the children of his daughter 
Mary, deceased, " those she had by her last husband, Robert Cue, as well 
as those by her former husband, John Herrick ; daughter Martha, "now 

* Henry Redyngton appears as one of the Collectors of the Guild of St. John the 
Baptist, St. Michael's Parish, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., 8 Richard III. 
t Essex County Court Papers, vi, 74. 
% Essex County Court Papers, xi, 131. 

*22Q Descendants of John Redington. [July, 

the wife of John Gould living near Heading"; and daughter Phebe, " wife 
of Samuel Fisk in Wenham." His wife is mentioned, but not by name.* 
He died at Topsfield, 15 Nov., 1G90. 

John Redington married (1) about 1G48, Mary, daughter of Zaccheus 
and Phebe Gould of Topsfield, who was baptized at Hemel-Hempstead, 
Hertfordshire, 19 Dec., 1621, and whose paternal ancestry has been traced 
through many generations of English yeomanry ; and married (2) Sarah 

, who survived him. 

Children, born at Topsfield : 

i. John, 2 b. June 20. 1649; d. in Mar. following. 

ii. Mart, b. 4 May, 1G51 ; m. (1) 25 May, 167-1, John Herrick of Beverly ; 
m. (2) 13 Mar., 1682, Kichard Cue of Salem. 

iii. Piikbe (twin), b. 7 Apr., 1655; in. 6 Nov., 1679, Samuel Fisk of 

iv. Martha (twin), m. as his second wife, John Gould, Jr., b. 5 Aug., 
1648, d. 24 Jan., 1712, son of John and Johanna Gould of Charles- 
town Upper Village. After the death of her husband, she moved 
to Stoneham, Mass.. where she made her will 17 Aug., 1731. 

2. v. Daniel, b. 17 Mar., 1657; d. 27 or 28 Sept., 1732; m. Elizabeth 

vi. Sarah, b. 12 Mar., 1658-9; d. in July, 1689; m. as his third wife, 
21 Dec, 1687, Capt. Christopher Osgood; no issue. 

2. Dea. Daniel 2 Redington (John 1 ) was born at Topsfield, 17 Mar., 
1657, and died there, intestate, 27 or 28 Sept., 1732. He inherited 
the paternal estate on the Ipswich River in Topsfield, to which he 
added by grant and purchase until, in 1723, according to the Tops- 
field " Bill of Estates," the valuation of his property was only ex- 
ceeded by that of Ensign Timothy Pickering. Like his father, he 
was a man of affairs, — civil, military and ecclesiastical, — holding 
from earlv manhood, almost every town office ; was constable 1682 ; 
selectman 1688, 1690, 1692, 1697, 1705-6; clerk of the writs, at 
a special meeting, 1690; jury-man 1690, 1701; grand juror 1699, 
1701, 1711, 1713-14, 1717, 1719, 1723; and representative to the 
General Court 1704-5. He was sergeant of militia as early as 
1684, and later lieutenant. On 15 Apr., 1716, he was made deacon 
of the Topsfield Church, and so remained until 27 Sept., 1729, when, 
by reason of age, he was succeeded by Jacob Peabody. 

Just before his death, his family and that of Ephraim Wildes, son 
of that Sarah Wildes who had been executed during the witchcraft 
excitement, signed, 14 June, 1731, " an agreement to end strife and 
let the boundaries [between their respective properties] remain as 
their fore-fathers had established. "f 

He married at Topsfield, 23 Mar., 1681, Elizabeth Davisson, who 
died there, 8 Oct., 1732. She was, doubtless, a daughter of Daniel 
Davisson, Sen., of Ipswich. 

Children, all born at Topsfield : 

i. Mary, 3 b. 12 Mar., 1681-2; d. voung. 

ii. John, b. 23 Mar., 16m'-:'.. 

iii. Margaret, b. 27 Oct., 1684; m. 19 July, 1716, Jonathan Lummus of 

iv. Elizabeth 1). H Apr., 1686; d. young. 

3. v. Daniel (twin), b. 27 Sept.. 1687; d. 29 June. 1760; m. (1) Phila- 

delphia Peabody; m. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens. 

• Essex County Probate Files. 

f Esses Count) Registry of Deeds, liz, 1. 

1907.] Descendants of John Redington, 227 

vi. Eliza (twin). 

vii. Mary, bapt. 17 Mar., 1688-9; m. 14 Apr., 1715, Nathaniel Perkins. 

viii. Sarah, b. 6 Feb., 1690. 

4. ix. William, b. 13 Mar., 1691-2; d. 1746; m. Elizabeth . 

x. Phebe, bapt. 13 Aug., 1693. 

5. xi. Jacob, b. 5 Sept., 1695; d. in 1773; m. Elizabeth Hubbard. 

6. xii. Phineas, b. 19 Oct., 1697; m. Dorothy Davisson. 

7. xiii. Abraham, b. 4 Oct., 1699 ; ra. Mary Bayley. 

xiv. Nathaniel, b. 10 May, 1701; wounded in the expedition against 
Cape Breton ; petitioned the General Court for an allowance by 
reason of his disabilities, which was allowed by the Committee of 
War, 11 June, 1747.* 

xv. Dorcas, b. 14 Nov., 1702. 

xvi. Martha, b. 4 May, 1704; m. 17 June, 1731, Daniel Clark. 

3. Daniel 3 Redington (Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was born in Topsfield, 

27 Sept., 1687, and died there, 29 June, 1750. By deed of gift, 
7 June, 1729, his father set over to him part of his "farm or home 
lying with the Township of Topsfield on both sides of the highway 
that goeth before my door, being part upland and part meadow, and 
the south easterly part of my farm upon which my son Daniel's 
house and barn now stands. "f 

He held various town offices, was jury-man 1729, 1742; select- 
man 1737-1741, 1745-46; on school committee 1741; constable 
1742; grand-juror 1744, 1748. His will of 29 June, 1750, proved 
9 July, the same year, named wife Elizabeth, son Daniel, and daugh- 
ter Anna. 

He married (1), 27 Feb., 1721, Philadelphia, born at Topsfield, 

28 Sept., 1698, died 23 Oct., 1743, daughter of Isaac Peabody, and 
granddaughter of Lieut. Francis Peabody, who, like the Goulds and 
Kedingtons, was a native of Hertfordshire ; and married (2) at 
Andover, 3 July, 1746, Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens of that place, by 
whom he had no issue. 

Children, by first wife, born at Topsfield : 

i. Daniel, 4 b. 7 Dec, 1722; d. young. 

ii. Thomas, b. 25 Nov., 1724; d. 25 Oct., 1736. 

iii. Sarah, b. 16 Mav, 1728; d. 5 Oct., 1736. 

iv. Dorcas, b. 2 Mar., 1730; d. 28 Oct., 1736. 

v. Margaret, bapt. 29 Sept., 1734; d. 25 Oct., 1736. 

vi. Anna, b. 18 Oct., 1737. 

vii. Daniel, b. 24 Mar., 1738-9; m. Esther . 

4. William 3 Redington (Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was born at Topsfield, 

13 Mar., 1691-2, and received from his father, 7 June, 1729, a 
portion of his farmstead there, upon which he afterwards resided. He 
was jury-man 1724, 1731, 1742; selectman 1727-28, 1733 ; school- 
master 1729-1731 ; and grand-juror, 1743. He died, intestate, pos- 
sibly from hardships endured in the memorable expedition to Cape 
Breton in 1745, in which he had served as Lieutenant in Captain 
Hill's Company of Artificers, being commissioned by General Sir 
Peter Warren, 11 June, 1745. % In the account filed by the widow 
in the settlement of his estate, is this item : " wages due to my hus- 
band by the Committee of War." 

* Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massachusetts, viii, 604. 

t Essex Count}' Registry of Deeds, xiii, 126-7; lxxvii, 174; xcvii, 125. 

X Register, xxiv, 378. 

228 Descendants of John Heding ton, [July, 

The date of his marriage and the surname of his wife Elizabeth 
have not been ascertained. She survived him, and administered on 
his estate, 7 July, 174G.* 

Children : 

i. William. 4 It was probably he who was sergeant in the 3d Com- 
pany, 8th Regt., under Col. John Choat, in the expedition against 
Louisburg in 1749; and also probably he whose intention of mar- 
riage to Elizabeth Burrill, 17 June, 1742, was recorded at Boston, 
as was also his marriage to Mary Wright, 19 Apr., 1744. Issue: 
Mary, bapt. at New North Church, Boston, as dau. of "William and 
Mary, 3 Mar., 1744-5, who, as a minor daughter " under fourteen 
years of William Redington late of Boston," had Elizabeth Reding- 
ton, widow, of Topsfield, appointed as her guardian, 1 May, 1749. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 3 Sept., 1723; m. 16 Sept., 1746, John Hood. 

iii. Mary, m. 22 Nov., 1744, Samuel Howlett, Jr.; dismissed to the 
church at Woodstock, Conn., 4 Nov., 1749. 
9. iv. John, b. 12 Aug., 1726; m. Sarah West. 

v. Jonathan, b. 28 Jan., 1730; bapt. 14 Feb., 1731; "died in ye war 

5. Jacob 3 Redington (Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was born at Topsfield, 5 
Sept., 1695, and died at Richmond, Mass., in 1773, before 21 May 
of that year. He was constable 1735 ; and selectman and jury -man 

Animated by " the Great desire .... to promote good learning 
among the Children and Youth in the Neighborhood," he made 
over to the town of Topsfield, 28 Sept., 1738, a tract of land on the 
" South side of Ipswich River for the purpose of a School House,"f 
which is the first school-house of record in Topsfield. On 11 Mar., 
1740, he sold his residence and lands in Topsfield, and removed with 
his family to Connecticut, where he purchased, 3 Aug., 1741, one 
hundred acres of land with mansion house thereon, in Ellington 
Parish, Windsor, being then styled as " late of Topsfield " ; % and 
on 26 Apr., 1748, he acquired an equal acreage in Tolland, Conn., 
on the " road leading from the Keating House to Beaver Brook,"§ 
and disposed of the same to his sons, all of whom, for a time at 
least, were residents of Tolland. About 1760, the Berkshire Hills 
began to attract settlers from Connecticut, and between 1765 and 
1770, he and his surviving sons removed to Richmond, where he 
died, intestate, the inventory of his estate being filed 21 May, 1773. 
He married at Topsfield, 12 Nov., 1719, Elizabeth, born at Ber- 
wick, Me., 13 Feb., 1697, daughter of Philip Hubbard of the Parish 
of St. Saviour, Isle of Jersey, and of Berwick, Me., by his wife 
Elizabeth (Goodwin), widow of Zachariah Emery. She was ad- 
mitted to membership in the Church of Topsfield, 3 May, 1730, and 
was dismissed to the Fourth Church of Windsor, 8 Apr., 1742.|| 

Children, all, except the youngest, born at Topsfield : 

i. Dorcas, 4 bapt. 9 Aug., 1724; d. 1 Dec, 1729. 
10. ii. Daniel, bapt. 26 Feb., 1720; d. at Albany, N. Y., 1760; m. Hannah 

* Essex County Probate Files, No. 23445. 
t Essex County Registry of Deeds, l.wix, 87. 
t Windsor Land Records, vii, 191. 
Tolland Land Kecords, iv, 216. 

|| Hubbard (iencalogy. 

1907.] Descendants of John Reding ton, 229 

11. iii. Jacob, bapt. 25 May, 1729; d. 7 Mar., 1804. 

12. iv. Nathaniel, b. abt. 1731; cl. 1762; in. Sarah Haynes. 

v. Dokcas, bapt. 11 Jane, 1732 ; cl. 16 May, 1751 ; m. at Tolland, 6 Sept., 

1750, John West, Jr. 
vi. Phebe, bapt. 28 Dec., 1735; cl. at Tolland, 24 Sept., 1770; m. there, 

8 Dec., 1757, Jacob Fellows. 

13. vii. Elipiialet, bapt. 11 June, 1738; cl. 30 May, 1814; m. Anna Kings- 

viii. Olive, b. at Windsor, 23 Dec, 1741 ; m. 3 Sept., 1761, Eleazer West, 
b. at Tolland, 20 Nov., 1739, cl. at Clarksburg, Va., 16 May, 1788. 
Issue: 1. Charles. 2. Thankful. 3. Olive, b. at Glass Work 
Grants, Conn., 11 July, 1775; cl. at Paris, Ky., 10 June, 1831; m. 
at Clarksburg, 9 May, 1795, Dr. George Selclen. 

6. Phineas 3 Redington (Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) # was born at Topsfield, 
19 Oct., 1697, and died at Lebanon, Conn., 19 Oct., 1763. He was 
grand-juror 1730; constable 1736; on school committee 1738 ; and 
selectman 1740. On 7 June, 1729, he had a conveyance, from his 
father, of a dwelling house and lands in Topsfield, bounded by those 
already given to his brothers Abraham, Daniel and William. These 
he afterwards sold, and removed to Lebanon, where, on 30 Mar., 
1741, he purchased land, being then styled as " late of Topsfield in 
Massachusetts."* His will of 16 Sept., 1763, dated at Lebanon, 
was proved 6 Oct. following, and named wife Dorothy, daughters 
Dorothy Munsell and Ann Wright. t 

He married, at Ipswich, 8 Nov., 1726, Dorothy Davisson, who 
died in July, 1784. 

Children, all born at Topsfield : 

i. Dorothy, 4 b. 20 Aug., 1727; m. at Lebanon, 26 May, 1750, Elisha 

ii. Anne, b. 11 Dec, 1730; m. at Lebanon, Benjamin Wright, Jr., of 

iii. Phineas, b. 7 Jan., 1733; cl. 2 May, 1735. 
iv. Sarah, b. 10 Mar., 1735; cl. 9 Sept. following. 
v. Phineas, b. 22 Sept., 1738; cl. 16 May, 1739. 

7. Abraham 8 Redington {Dea. Daniel 2 John 1 ) was born at Topsfield, 
4 Oct., 1699, and there remained until 1735, when his name appears 
on the "Account Book" of Thomas Newcombet of Lebanon, be- 
ing set down as of Mansfield, Conn., where, while still of Topsfield, 
he bought a farmstead, 19 Mar., 1733, and where he continued until 
after 10 Sept., 1754.§ 

He married, at Topsfield, 29 Aug., 1733, Mary Bayley. Their 
first child was born at Topsfield, the others at Mansfield. 

Children : 

i. Abraham, 4 b. 9 Nov., 1734 ; d. at Mansfield, 30 Oct., 1735. 

ii. Abraham, b. 11 Aug., 1736; served in the campaign against Canada, 

in the 3d Company, 2d Regt. Connecticut militia, under Maj. Isaac 

Foot, from 6 May to 30 Sept., 1758. 
iii. Daniel, b. 13 Apr., 1738; " marched to the relief of Port William 

Henry," in 5th Regt., Connecticut militia, under Capt. Jonathan 

Rudd, in Aug., 1757. 
iv. Mary, b. 11 Feb., 1740. 

* Lebanon Land Records, vi, 207. 

t Windham County, Conn., Probate Records, vi, 471. 

X Register, xxxi, 294. 

§ Mansfield Land Records, iii, 435; v, 605. 

230 Descendants of John Redington. [July, 

v. Piiineas, b. G July, 1742; reported in the " hospital at Albany, 13 

June to 31 Oct., 1700." 
vi. Phebe, b. Sept., 1744. 

vii. William, b. 25 Jan., 1740-7; d. 21 Aug., 1748. 
viii. Enoch, b. 7 Mar., 1749; bapt. at Mansfield, as an adult, 10 Dec., 

1775 ; served as sergt. in Capt. Nathaniel Wales' Company of Conn. 

militia in the Revolution, being dismissed therefrom 17 Oct., 1770; 

removed to Lebanon, N. H., where he d. 14 Jan., 1820. 
ix. Ann, b. 30 May, 1751. 
x. Olive, b. Dec, 1754. 

8. Daniel 4 Redington (Daniel* Dea. Daniel* John 1 ) was born at 

Topsfield, 24 Mar., 1739, and according to family traditions, died 
as a soldier during the Revolution. He was called " late of Tops- 
field, deceased," 29 May, 1779, when Bartholomew Dodge was ap- 
pointed guardian to his eldest son. 

He married Esther . 

Children, born at Topsfield : 

i. Esther, 5 b. 3 Dec, 1701 ; m. Thompson of Antrim, N. H. 

ii. Daniel, b. 28 Aug., 1703 ; was a Revolutionary soldier ; appears in a 
descriptive list of men raised in Essex County for a term of nine 
months, agreeable to Resolve of 20 Apr., 1778, as " aged 17 years, 
stature 5 ft. in., complexion brown, residence Wenham." He 
served in various later engagements, and it was doubtless he who 
was captured on the ship Essex, 10 June, 1781, beiug described as 
of Wenham, and committed to Old Mill Prison, near Plymouth, 
England. In 1811 he was in Canada, and in 1819 of Warren 
County, Ohio. 

iii. Jacob, b. Aug., 1700; d. young. 

iv. John, b. 11 Mar., 1709: had Isaac Averill appointed his guardian, 
5 May, 1785; removed to Tioga Point, N. Y. 

v. Adam, bapt. 17 Mar., 1771; m. (1) 15 May, 1793, Hannah, dau. oi 
Capt. Israel Dodge of Wenham, who d. 21 June, 1800; m. (2] 
22 Nov., 1800, Sarah Knowltou ; resided at Wenham during his 
early married life, and later removed to Wendell. N. H. Issue: 
1. John, 6 d. 27 Jan., 1795, aged 10 mos. 2. John, b. 11 May. 1798 
m. Mary Patch of Beverly. 3. Hannah Dodge, bapt. 19 Dec, 
1802. 4. Anna Mudge, b.23 Aug., 1803. 5. Jacob, b. 19 May, 
1805. 0. Mary, bapt. 14 May, 1809. 7. Esther, bapt. 19 May, 1811. 

vi. Olive, d. 13 Mar., 1857, aged 85 yrs. ; m. 10 Mar., 1790, Capt. Israel 

vii. Anna, b. 30 June, 1775; d. 12 Nov., 1840; m. 23 Sept., 1790, Johi 
Mudge of Lynn. 

9. John 4 Redington ( William, 3 Dea. Daniel, 11 John 1 ) was born at Tops- 

field, 12 Aug., 1726. He removed to Tolland, Conn., shortly aftei 
his father's death and before 1750, and continued a resident there 
as late as 25 Jan., 1787, when he was a witness to a deed of Aaroi 

He married, at Tolland, 30 Aug., 1750, Sarah, daughter of Samuel 
West of Tolland, born 21 Mar., 1729, and named in her father's 
will of Jan., 1778, as "daughter Sarah Redington. "f 

Children, all born in Tolland : 

i. \\\." b. 22 Feb., 1752. 
ii. William, b. 4 Sept., and d. 19 Oct., 1754. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 29 July, 1750; m. at Coventry, Conn., 18 Mar., 1775, 
Samuel Ladd, Jr., of Coventry, and later of Sharon, Vt. 

♦Tolland Records, viii, 122. 

f Stafford, Conn., Probate District, ii, 87-8. 

1907.] Descendants of John Reding ton. 231 

iv. Sarah, b. 29 Jan., 1759. 
v. Submit, b. 29 Jan., 1762. 
vi. Mary, b. 12 Mar., 1765. 
vii. John, b. 8 Aug., 1767. 
viii. William, b. 8 Aug., 1767. 

10. Daniel 4 Redington (Jacob, 8 Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was baptized at 

Topsfield, 26 Feb., 1726, and removed to Tolland, before 14 Sept., 
1748, where he acquired from his father one hundred acres of land.* 
He returned to Essex County, and lived for a time, after his mar- 
riage, at Haverhill, and was enrolled in the 1st Company of Haver- 
hill militia, raised in 1757 for the reduction of Canada,f and died 
in service at Albany, N. Y., about 1761. An interesting letter 
from his widow, dated 6 Feb., 1762, and addressed to Hon. John 
Choate, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Essex County, 
sets forth that her " late husband, Daniel Redington of Haverhill, 

deceased intestate, more than a year ago at Albany that he 

having neither father, brother, or any other near relation living in 
this Province, do desire that my father Joseph Haynes who is a 
considerable creditor on his estate may be appointed administrator."! 
He married, at Haverhill, being then called of Tolland, 2 Jan., 
1752, Hannah, daughter of Joseph Haynes, by his wife Elizabeth 
Clement of Haverhill, born at Haverhill, 27 Mar., 1735, died at 
Tolland, 28 Mar., 1783. On 11 Feb., 1762, she married second, at 
Tolland, as his second wife, Joshua Morgan of that town, by whom 
she had ten children. 

Child, born at Haverhill : 

14. i. John, 5 b. 29 Sept., 1757 ; d. 30 Apr., 1830 ; m. (1) Miriam Watkins ; 
m. (2) Laura Wales. 

11. Jacob 4 Redington (Jacob, 3 Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was baptized at 

Topsfield, 25 May, 1729, and died at Richmond, Mass., 7 Mar., 
1804. He accompanied his father to Windsor and Tolland, and at 
the latter place, by deed of gift from his father, 4 Jan., 1762, se- 
cured a farm adjoining that of his brother, Nathaniel, § and removed 
to Richmond shortly afterward. He served as a private in the 8th 
Company, 1st Regiment, Conn, militia, in the French and Indian 
War campaign of 1759 ; and also in the Revolution, under various 
enlistments, in the militia of Berkshire County, Mass., " called out 
to re-inforce the Northern Army," at Saratoga and Ticonderoga in 

He married (1) ; and married (2) Bridget , who 

d. 26 Feb., 1819, aged 71 years. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Daniel. 5 

ii. Margaret, m. William West, 

iii. Elizabeth, m. John Flower, 

iv. John. 

* Tolland Land Records, iv, 216. 
f Chase's History of Haverhill, 347. 

Essex County Probate Files, No. 23435. 

Tolland Land Records, v, 449. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

232 Descendants of John Ttedingion. [Juty* 

Children by second wife, recorded at Richmond : 

v. West, b. 4 June, 1778; of Butternuts, N. Y., 1819. 

vi. Ltjcinda, b. 20 Mar., 1780. 

vii. Phebe (twin), b. 23 Jan., 1782; m. 1 Dec, 1809, John Cook; was 

of East Haddam, Conn., Feb., 1819. 
viii. Olive (twin), d. before Feb., 1819 ; ni. 5 Dec, 1805, Erastus Rossiter 

of Richmond. 
ix. Polly, b. 6 Sept., 1784; d. 20 Feb., 1809. 
x. Jacob, b. 16 Dec, 1786. 
xi. Eli, b. 12 Sept., 1789; d. in New York City, before Feb., 1819; m. 

LydiaBurr. Issue: 1. Mary Ann,* b. 30 Oct., 1810. 2. George 

Franklin, b. 23 Sept., 1814; d. 1875; m. Martha H. Bush; settled 

in Troy, Penn. 

12. Nathaniel 4 Redington (Jacob, 8 Dea. Daniel? John 1 ) was born at 

Topsfield, about 1731, and died in the French and Indian War, 
about Aug., 1762. After the removal of his family to Connecticut, 
by deed of gift from his father he held land at Windsor and 
at Tolland, but upon his marriage, he made his residence for 
a time at Haverhill, where, in 1757, he was enrolled in the 1st 
militia Company, and was one of the detachment under Ens. Joseph 
Badger, Jr., that marched, 16 Aug., 1759, on the last alarm for the 
relief of Fort William Henry.* He was also sergeant in the 8th 
Company, 1st Conn, militia, under Capt. Edward Barnard of Wind- 
sor, in the campaign of 1759, and his name is on the pay-roll of 
Col. Israel Putnam's Company, same Regiment, in the campaign of 
1762, enlisting 17 Mar., and reported "dead" 8 Sept., 1762. f 

He married, at Haverhill, 6 May, 1751, Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Haynes, and sister of the wife of his brother Daniel, born at Haver- 
hill, 31 Oct., 1736. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 5 b. at Haverhill, 4 Sept., 1756. 
ii. Sakah, b. at Haverhill, 7 Dee., 1757. 
15. iii. Jacob, b. at Tolland, 4 July, 1759; d. 22 Aug., 1843; m. Eunice 

13. Eliphalet 4 Redington (Jacob 8 Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was baptized 

at Topsfield, 11 June, 1738, and died at Richmond, 30 May, 1814. 
He lived at Tolland and Richmond, and his will, dated at Richmond, 
proved 7 June, 1814,$ provided for wife Anna, and children Eliphalet, 
Nathaniel, Anna Rathbone, Polly Smith, Love Rathburn, and Phebe 
Coggswell. During the earlier years of the Revolution, he was al- 
most continuously in service, and marched to re-inforce the Northern 
army, and was at Ticonderoga and Still\vater.§ 

He married, at Tolland, 22 Oct., 1761, Anna Kingsbury, born 
at Coventry, Conn., 10 May, 1745, died at Richmond, 7 Feb., 1810. 

Children : 

i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 18 Oct., 17G2; d. 4 Oct., 1839; m. (1) Polly ; 

m. (2) Temperance Gates. 

ii. Anna, b. at Tolland, 14 Sept., 17G4; m. 1G Mar., 1789, Daniel Rath- 

* Chase's History of Haverhill, 347, 350. 

f French and Indian War Rolls, of Connecticut. 

f Berkshire County Probate Files, No. 3218. 

| Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

1907.] Descendants of John Redington. 233 

iii. Mary Lucy, b. at Tolland, 23 Sept., 1766 ; m. 4 May, 1897, Dr. Gil- 
bert Smith. 

iv. Love, m. Eathburn. 

v. Phebb, b. 19 May, 1771; d. 11 Apr., 1816; m. 10 Nov., 1790, Elisha 

vi. Eliphalet, b. 5 Jan., 1774; m. 9 Nov., 1796, Elizabeth , b. 

8 Aug., 1774. Issue: 1. Mira, 6 b. 27 Sept., 1797. 2. Hansen, 
b. 23 Mar., 1800. 3. Theresa, b. 8 Mar., 1803. 4. Alexander 
Hamilton, b. 27 May, 1807; d. 20 Nov., 1809. 5. Alexander Hyde, 
b. 10 Sept., 1811. 

14. Capt. John 5 Redington (Daniel* Jacob, 3 Dea. Daniel, 2 John 1 ) was 
born at Haverhill, Mass., 29 Sept., 1757, and baptized there, 2 Oct. 
following. With his mother, he went to Tolland, and there resided 
until the outbreak of the Revolution, in which, under enlistments 
from Ashford, Mansfield, and Tolland, he served until the close of 
the war.* He was at Princeton and Trenton, at the surrender of 
Burgoyne, and in 1781, while scouting, was captured and imprisoned 
in the Sugar House in New York. After peace was,* declared, he 
settled on Redington Patent, in what is now Lawyersville, Schoharie 
County, N. Y., where he was in command of the second company 
of calvary raised in the country. He also represented the county 
in the thirty-fifth session of the N. Y. State Assembly, in 1812. He 
died 30 Apr., 1830. His epitaph in Lawyersville graveyard reads : 
" A Revolutionary veteran ; an enterprising settler of the County, 
of distinguished public spirit, an honest man."t 

He married (1), at Ashford, Conn., 5 Dec, 1782, Miriam, daugh- 
ter of Edward Watkins of Ashford, born 26 Feb., 1753, died 7 Aug., 
1811, and by this marriage had no issue. He married (2), 5 Dec, 
1811, Laura, daughter of Elisha Smith and Mary (Watkins) Wales, 
born 28 June, 1787, died at Lawyersville, 22 July, 1868. Fifteen 
years after Captain Redington's decease, his widow married (2) 
Judge Jedediah Miller of Lawyersville. 
Children by second wife : 

i. Miriam Clarissa 6 b. 8 Oct., 1812; d. 23 Feb., 1864; m. 17 May, 
1834, James T. Blodgett. Issue: 1. Charles Bufus, 7 b. 16 Feb., 
1835; d. 16 Feb., 1839. 2. Helen Frances, b. 19 Oct., 1838; m. 
Ward Wilis of Gloversville, N. Y. 

ii. John, b. 17 Sept., 1814; d. 29 Mar., 1816. 

iii. John Wales, b. 24 Nov., 1816; d. 1894; m. 4 Jan., 1842, Eunice 
Corinthia Bellamy. Issue: 1. Mary E., 7 b. 8 Jan., 1843; d. 5 
Apr., 1857. 2. Laura Augusta, b. 9 May, 1845; m. Samuel Foot 
of Norwich, N. Y. 3. Julia Corinthia, b. 29 Jan., 1847; m. Girard 
Mead of Norwich. 4. John J., b. 6 June, 1851 ; d. unmarried. 

iv. Joseph Alexander, b. at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 4 June, 1818; 
d. at Cleveland, Ohio, 11 May, 1894; m. at Cleveland, 28 July, 
1841, Chloe, dau. of Adam and Cynthia (Baker) Lewis, b. at 
Hornellsville, Steuben Co., N. Y., 15 June, 1821, d. 12 Jan., 1905. 
Issue: 1. Levine L. 7 b. 1 May, 1842; cl. 26 July, 1843. 2. Cor- 
nelia Miranda, b. 7 Aug., 1846; m. 11 Nov., 1868, William T. 
Carter, b. at Pengilly, Cornwall, Eng., 23 Aug., 1827, d. at Phila- 
delphia, Penn., 9 Feb., 1893. 3. Helen Eliza, b. 3 May, 1848; m. 
26 Mar., 1867, Henry H. Adams. 4. Walter Joseph, b. 23 Nov., 
1857; m. 28 July, 1881, Clara B. Case. 5. Julia Mary, b. 6 July, 
1860; m. 12 Jan., 1882, John B. Moore. 6. Stella Josephine, b. 
23 Aug., 1862; m. 17 June, 1884, Henry H. Mitchell. 

* Connecticut Men in the Revolution. 

t History of Schoharie County, New York. 

234 Descendants of John Reding ton. [July, 

v. Cornelia Eliza, b. 27 Oct., 1820; m. Abraham Shutts of Lawyers- 
ville, N. Y. ; no issue. 

vi. Elisha Smith, b. 18 Jan., 1823; d. 16 July, 1825. 

vii. Thomas Haines, b. 29 Apr., 1825; d. unmarried, 24 Mar., 1855. 

viii. Juma M., b. 11 Jan., 1827 ; d. 29 July, 1856 ; m. at Cleveland, Ohio, 
17 Apr., 1855, Simeon Edison, uncle of the famous electrician; 
no issue. 

ix. Laura Almira, b. 7 Feb., 1830; m. 3 Oct., 1854, John Calhoun Fer- 
guson, who d. 3 Aug., 1869; no issue. 

15. Jacob 5 Redingtox (Nathaniel* Jacob, 3 Dea. Daniel* John 1 ) was born 
at Tolland, Conn., 4 July 1759, and resided, after his father's death, 
at Richmond, Mass. During the Revolution, he served under a 
number of enlistments, as follows : Private, Capt. Gideon King's 
Company, 17th Regt., Albany County, N. Y., militia, 1779 ;* private, 
7th Regt., Mass. Line, July 13, 1780 ; private, 6th Regt., Mass. 
Line ; transferred to 10th Mass. Line, transferred to 2d Mass. Line, 
178 1-1783. f After the war, he settled in Yergennes, Vt., where 
he heTd many town offices, and was a member of the first Common 
Council of its first city government, instituted in 1794. He removed 
to St. Lawrence County, X. Y., in 1800, and was one of the founders 
of the town of Waddington, where he died, 22 Aug., 1843. 

He married, 17 Nov., 1785, Eunice, daughter of Ashael King 
of New Lebanon, Columbia County, N. Y., who died at Wadding- 
ton, 15 Oct., 1847, aged 79 years. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. 4 Jan., 1787. 

ii. Nancy, b. 19 Jan., 1789; d. 27 Mar., 1811. 

iii. Mary, b. 7 Mar., 1791; d. 5 July, 1819; m. Isaac Dearborn. 

iv. George, d. young. 

v. Jacob Smith, b. 15 June, 1795; d. at Potsdam, N. Y., 11 Feb., 1834. 

vi. Emeline, b. 17 June, 1797; m. Jacob Seeley; lived in Ogdensburgh, 

N. Y. 
vii. George, b. 23 Nov., 1798; d. 15 Sept., 1850; m. (1) Amoretta Stone; 

m. (2) Lorai Williams Sheldon. Issue by first marriage: 1. 

Sarah A.J b. 9 Nov., 1829; d. 4 Mar., 1898. 2. Hariet C, b. 

May, 1831; d. 18 Sept., 1898. 3. Jane E., b. 27 May, 1833; d. 

1 Mar., 1898. 4. George S., b. 19 May, 1834; d. 25 Sept., 1835. 
5. Anna M., b. 14 Dec. 1835; d. 2 Aug., 1904. 6. Mary E., b. 

2 Feb., 1839. 7. Henry V., b. 24 Nov., 1840. Issue by secom 
marriage: 8. John Jacob, b. 15 June, 1845; d. 21 Jan., 1847. 9. 
Charles Medad,b. 17 Mar., 184G. 10. Lyman Williams, b. 14 Mar., 
1849; m. (1) Catharine R. Merrill; m. (2) Frances W. Sutton. 

viii. John Harris, b. 23 Sept.. 1801: d. at Morristown, N. Y., in 1841; 
m. Emily Washburn; was a Presbyterian divine. Issue: 1. Johi 
Calvin Ovn. 1 b. Aug., 1837; d. Oct., 1905; m. Emma I. Swanger. 
2. Emily, m. Rev. Giles T. Montgomery. 

ix. Lyman King, b. 22 Nov.. 1803; d. at Syracuse, N. Y. 

x. Juliett, b. 14 Aug., L805; d. 3 Sept., 1808. 

xi. Nathaniel A., b. 24 Oct., 1807; d. in California. 

xii. Jambs, Esq., b. at Waddington, 27 June, 1810; d. 12 Oct., 1891; m. 
L835, Charlotte Y. Colfax of New London, Conn, Issue: 1. Men 
Chipman. 1 -■ Frances Anne. 3. Sarah Elizabeth. 4. James King. 
5. George Nathaniel. 

xiii. Nancy JULIETT, b. 8 Feb., 1813; d. 5 Feb.. 1814. 

♦New York in the Revolution. 

f Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

1907.] Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 235 

16. Nathaniel 5 Redixgton (EUphaletf Jacob* Dea. Daniel? John 1 ), 
born at Tolland, 18 Oct., 1762, resided most of his life at Richmond, 
where he died, 4 Oct., 1839. His will directed that his wife should 
have a life interest in his estate, with remainder to his children and 
their heirs.* 

He married (1) Polly ; and married (2), in 1830, Tem- 
perance Gates. 

Children : 

i. Laura, 6 b. 21 Aug., 1784; m. Swift. 

ii. Harry, b. 3 Apr., 178G; removed to Ohio. 

iii. Polly, b. 3 Nov., 1787; m. Elias Walker; removed to Ithaca. N. Y. 

iv. Clarissa, b. 7 Mar., 1791 ; d. 16 Apr., 1869; m. 23 July, 1815, Addison 

Dewey, b. 3 May, 1793, d. 19 May, 1835.f 
v. Phebe, b. Mar., 1793; m. in 1821, Luther Salmon; had issue. 
vi. Kingsbury, b. 4 Feb., 1795. 
vii. Nathaniel, d. after 9 June, 1840; m. . Issue: 1. Alfred. 1 

2. Mary. 3. Myra. 4. Polly. 5. Henry H. 6. Teresa, m. Joshua 

viii. Lucius, b. 5 June, 1810; d. 25 July, 1874; m. 2 Sept., 1830, Julia 

Ann Jacques. 

BARNARD, AMHERST, N. H., 1780-1829. 

Communicated by Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., of Brookline, Mass. 

On the blank leaves of a copy of " The Charter Granted by their 
Maj'efties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the 
Province of the MafTachufetts-Bay in New-England. Bofton in New- 
England : Printed and Sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy 
Green, by Order of His Excellency the Governour, Council and 
House of Representatives MDCCXLII," now in the possession of 
the contributor, are entered the following marriages solemnized by 
Rev. Jeremiah Barnard, of Amherst, New Hampshire, from 3 
March, 1780, to 30 April, 1829, amounting, according to his esti- 
mate, to 468. 

A Record of Marriages by me Jere h . Barnard — 

M r James Rey to Mifs Mahitable Woodbury both of Amherft May y e 
3 d . 1780 

May y e 21 dt 1780. M r Henry Henly to M r3 Elisabeth Goodman both 
of Amherst 

June y e 25 1780 M r Moses Dow to Mifs Fanny Mollineaux both of 

July y e 6 th 1780 M r Rojor Dutton to Mifs Rebecca Stearns both of 

August y e 15 th 1780 M r Moses Truel to M rs Sibiel Eaton both of Am- 

* Berkshire County Probate Files, No. 6092. 
f Dewey Genealogy, 550. 

VOL LXI. 16 

236 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July, 

Octo T y e 28 1780 M r Samuel Ellinwood of Amherst to Lucy Heldrith 
of Litchfeild 

Dec 111 y e 7 1780 M r John Jones Hillsborough to Ruth Hutchenson of 

Decern 1 * y e 7 th 1780 M r Edward Lion to Mifs Meriam Straw both of 

Amherst Decern 1 ' 1 " y e 19 th 1780 M r Aaron Boutel was Married to Mifs 
Tabithy Eaton both of Amherst 

Feb y y e 15 1781 M r Samuel Sterns [was, crossed out] to Mifs Molly 
Cogin both of Amherst 

March y e 13 1781 M r Solomon Washer to Mifs Sufanna Bifhop both 
of Amherst 

April y e 19 1781 M 1 ' Silas Keys to Mifs Sarah Lovjoy both of Wilton 

April y e 5 1781 M r Samuel Twiffs to Mifs Abigail Abbot both of Am- 

May y e 1* 1781 M r John Dutton to Mifs Rachel Stearns both of Am- 

May y e 16 1781 M r Amos Eliot to M rs Mather Hartshorn both of Am- 

May y e 23 1781 M r Benf. Dodge of New Boston to Mifs Eunice Bou- 
tel of Amherst 

May y e 24 1781 M r Israel Town y e 3 d to Mifs Hannah Abbot both of 

May y e 24 1781 M r peter Robertson of Andover in y e Mafsachusetts 
Bay was maried to Mifs Jane Carlton of Boxford 

May y e 29 1781 M 1 ' Ebenez r Odal to Mifs Sarah Johnson both of Am- 

Oct r y e 9 th 1781 M r John Stearns Ju r to Mifs Sarah Blancherd both of 

Nov r y e 22 (l 1781 M r Daniel Rider to Mifs Elisabeth Melondy both of 

Decemb 1 " y e 13 1781 M r Benj n pike Ju r . to Mifs Esther Abbot both of 

January y e 25 1782 M r Jacob Kindal [to Mifs, crossed out] of Litch- 
field to Mifs Sarah Lampson of Amherst 

Jan ry y e 29 1782 M r Aaron Nichols to Mifs Sarah Abbot both of Am- 

Feb y y e 28 1782 M r Rob 1 Millican of Wilton to Mifs Margarett Hog 
of Amherst 

March y e 14 1782 M r Jonathan Lampson Ju r to Mifs Rebecca Holt 
both of Amherst 

April y e 9 1782 Jesse Baldwin to M 1S Tabithy Wilkins both of Am- 

August y e 8 1782 M r Stephen Abbot to Mifs Sarah Lovjoy both of 

Oct 1 y e 23 M 1 ' John Hartshorn Ju T to Miss Nancy Burden both of Am- 
herst- 17*2 

Oct y t; 1782 M r Rob 1 . B. Wilkins to Mifs Elisabeth Stewart both of 

Nov 1 y e 3 1782 M r Abie! princ to Mils PheDa Cowen both of Amherst 
y 19 1782 M r Benj n Davifs to M™ Fisk both of Amherst 
y e 15 1783 M r Ben j n Dammon to Mifs Polly lloseaboth of Ambers! 

1907.1 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 237 

Marriages for 17 8 If 

Edmond Ingals of Stodard to M rs Mary Lovjoy of Amherst Janu- 
ary y e 30 

John Maning to Lidia Pike both of Amherst Feb y y e 15 
John Damnum & Susanah White both of Amherst April y e 26 1784 
Phinias Jones to Sarah Heldrith bof of Amherst July y e 15 
Abiezer Wheler & Ruth Williams both of Amherst Decemb r y e 2 d 
Ebenezer Curtis to Sarah parker both of Amherst Decemb r y e 29 th 
George Johnson to Tabitha Hartshorn of Amherst May y e 25 
Ebenezer Wefton to Elisabeth Heldrith both of Amherst Nov r 17 
Jonathan Kindal to Sarah Howard both of Amherst Nov r 25 

Marriages for 1785 

Oliver Whiting to Hannah M Keen both of Amherst Feb ry y e 3 d 
John Gragg to Rachel Stewart both of Peterborough May y e 1 2 
Amos Flint ju r of herst & Mary Barnard of Boton Sept y e 2 d 
Asa Hutchenson to Unis Davis both of Amherst august y e 4 th 
Benj n . Barron & Cloa Lovjoy both of Amhers August y e 4 th 
John purple to the Widow Lewes both of Amherst Agust y e 11 th 
Capt 11 . Ephraim Heldrith to the widow Elisabeth Williums both of Am- 
herst Feb y y e 16 

Marriages for 1786 

Jonathan Lovjoy to Olive Howard both of Amherst January y e 26 
Ebenezer Clerk to Hannah Holt both of Amherst august y e 17 th 
Samuel Albra & Martha Hogg both of Amherst May y e 17 th 
David Walton a transient person to Deborah Walton of Amherst 

March y e 5 th 

John Watson & Betsey Stevens both of Amherst Married June y e 25 th 
Richard Clerk of Tukesberry to Betty Kider of Amherst May y e 3 d 
Jefse [Stephen, crossed out] Stivens to Martha Seaton both of Amherst 

Apriel y e 13 th 

Daniel Redington to Anna prince both of Amherst May y e 5 tb 
Moses peabody to Sarah Holt both of Amherst May y e 25 
James Wallace to Betsey Kimball both of Amherst September y e 19 
Jonas Maning to Sarah pike both of Amherst June y e 15 tb 
[Josiah ofgood to Elisabeth Walton both of Amherst Sep 1 ', crossed out] 
Ephraim Gofs & Aner Barthrick both of Amherst July y e 13 
Will m Wakefeild to {arah Hosea both of Amherst Nov r y e 17 th 
Daniel Kindal to farah Lovejoy both of Amherst July y e 14 

Marriages for 1787 

Jotham Gillis Merimack to Abigail Codman of Amherst April y e 19 th 
John featon to Rebecca Kindal both of Amherst June y e 28 th 
Wil m . fmall to patience Lovjoy both of Amherst Feb y y e l fc 
Ebenezer Cumings of Surry to Hannah washer of Amherst May y e 29 th 
Jacob Danforth to Mahitabel Lovkin both of Amherst July y e 17 
Isaac Cartes of Reding to Elisabeth Curtis of Amherst July y e 10 th 
Edward Hartshorn & Lucy Eliot both of Amherst Decemb r y e 25 
Archebus Town to Esther Weston both of Amherst Sep 1 '. y e 22 d 

Marriages for 1788 

Moses Gage of Merimack to Ruth Fuller of Amherst April y e 29 th 
Josiah Osgood to Elisabeth Walton both of Amherst Sept r y e 11 

238 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard, [July, 


Joseph Lakeman to Rebecca Nevens both of Amherst Decemb r y e 24 th 
Samuel Wilkins Esq r to Mils Darcas Town both of Amherst Novemb 1 " 
24 th 

Marriages for 1789 

Parker Richardson to Sufanna Fuller both of Amherst May y e 12 
Jonathan Flanders of Ware to Sally Steel of Amherst Nov r y e 26 
Ebenezer Rider of Med way to M rs Sarah Rite of Amherst May y e 21 
Roger Eliot to perses fawyer both of Amherst March y e 1 1 
phineras Akin of Bedford to Betsey paterson of Amherst Decmb r y e 8 th 

Marriages for 1790 

Isaac finith of Dearing to Mils Agnis Codman of Amherst Feb y y e 9 th 1790 
David Dunkly of Amherst to farah Hood of Hollis May y e 25 1790 
Wil m . Hartshorn to Hepsibah Holt both of Amherst April 27 1790 
Colo 1 Benj u . Peirce of Hillsborough to Anna Kindrick of Amherst Feb y 
y e 1* 1790 

Wil m . Crofby to Sarah Shepard both of Amherst nov r . y e 17 1790 
Samuel persons of Lyndsborough to Abigail Hartshorn of Amherst. 
Wil m . Duglefs of Bedford to Mary Jewet of Amherst June y e 17 th 

Marriages for 1790 

Ebenezer Tayler to Lucy W efton both of Amherst January 27 th 
Benj n . Easty a transient person to Hitty Clerk of Amherst March y e 16 
Josep Steel to Hitty Noton [FNolon] April y e 17 th 
Rolenson Elenwod to Eunis Nichols both of Amherst June y e 5 th 
John Town of Dublin to Rebeca Tayler of Amherst June y e z0 th 
Wil m . Read to Abigail Howard both of Amherst June y e 26 
George Descomb to Sally Lovkin both of Amherst August y e 31* 
Samuel Badger to Susanna Haselton both of Amherst Nov r y e 25 th 
John Bowers to Lucy Heldrith both of Amherst oct r . y e 26 
Zechariah Sterns to Betty Sterns both of Amherst Decemb r y e 13 th 
Nathaniel Simonds of Hillsborough to Betsey Blanchard of Amherst 
Decemb r y e 29 th 

Marriages for the year 1792 

Col 1 . Rob*. Reed to M rs Johana Danforth both of Amherst Januiary 

Jefse Wefton to Anna Hartshorn both of Amherst January y e 18 th 1792 
Andrew Eliot to Hannah Stevens jan y y e 24 1792 
Feb y y e 6 th Ammaza Spencer to Hannah Nichols 
The above are all returned to y e Town Clerk 

March y e l fc M r Jacob Dunklee was married to Mifs Nabbe Hill both 
of Amherst 

March y e 3 d M r Peter Wakefield married to Keziah Burns 

Marriages for 1793 

January y e 24 M r Moses Emerson of Hollis to Mifs Rebecca Harts- 
horn of Amherst 

January y e 31* Augustus Blanchard ju to Mifs Ester Crosbey both of 

The above all returned to the Town Clerk 

M r John Wefton to Sally Boutel Macrch y e 12 th 1793 
Daniel Wefton [Weston, crossed out; Clark, written above] to Lucy 
Truel both of Amherst April y e 6 th 

1907.] Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 239 

May y e 14 1793 John Crofby to Priscilla Blanchard 

May y e 25 1793 M r Daniel Shepard to Mifs Phany Whiting both of 

Rob 1 M,allester [McAllister] of New Boston to Mifs Sarah Steward of 
Amherst June y e 6 1793 

Feby y e 22 d Daniel Holt to Mifs Patty Town both of Amherst 

Rob*. Wily to Sally Rey Sept r y e 19 th 1793 

Jonathan Rand & Sally Abbot were married Sep r y e 27 

Novemb r y e 3 d James Miller was married to Sufanna Odal both of 

John Wetherfpoon of Francistown to Naby Mills of Amherst north 
parish nov r y e 14 1793 

James Nicchols of Reding Mafsachufets to Mifs Lidia Hosea of Am- 
herst nov r y e 27 th 

Married James Mc Laughlin Bedford to Mifs Rebeca Hurvel of Am- 
herst nov y e 28 

Married Decemb r y e 5 Daniel Dean of the fociety Lands & Polly Da- 
vis of Amherst 

Decemb r 12 Ezra Woolson to Sufanna Eliot both of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 26 David Sprake of Bedford to Mifs Polly Patterson of 

Ephraim Burge of Hollis to Mifs Patty Baldwin Amherst January y e 
28 1794 

February y e 13 phinias Upum to Lois Stratton of Amherst 

Amos Dodge to Mifs Polly Campbel Decemb 1 " 31 1793 
the above returned to the Clerk 

Joseph Hood to Mifs Elliner Woodbury March y e 13 1794 

Jefse Kindal to polly Kimbol April y e 19 th 

May y e 20 1792. M r James Dascumb was married to M r Polly Lov- 
joy both of Wilton 

M r James Weston Reding Mafachusets to Mifs Betsey Hosea Amherst 
April y e 10 1794 

M r True Worthy Gilman Hopkinton to M ifs Elisabeth Town Milford 

oct r y e 23 M r Colburn Green of Pepperel was married to Mifs Sufanna 
M,Dannels of Baby 1794 

oct r y e 26 1794 M r Timothy Kindal to M rs Esther Walker both of 

oct r y e 28 1794 M r Daniel Damon [to Mifs Dorcas, crossed out] of 
Reading Mafsachusetts to Mifs Dorcas Wakfield Amherst 

January y e 25 1795 M r William Patterson of New Boston was mar- 
ried to Mifs Betsey Nichols of Amherst 

March y e 31* M r Samuel Whiting was married to Mifs Anstis Barker 

May y e 24 1795 M r Daniel Stanaford of Boston to Mifs Lidia She- 
pard Amherst 

June y e 7 th M r Jonathan Hildreth was married to Mifs Abigail Rust 
both of Amherst 

June y e 9 th M r Samuel Flecher of Littleton was married to Mifs Su- 
fanna Patterson of Amherst 

June y e 16 M r James Boyd to Mifs Faney Baldwin both of Antrim 

June y e 18 M r James Campbell to Mifs Agnis Killpatrick both of Bed- 

24:0 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July, 

June y e 28 M r Samuel Felps to M rs Sally Perkins both of Amherst 
July y e 12 M r Ebenezer patterson to Mifs Sally Clerk both of Amherst 
August y e 30 th 1795 M r John Tayler to Mifs Sibil Eaton 
Sep" 1 ' y e 22 d Dedymus Pasons to Mil's Sally Eliot 

oct r y e 25 M r James Brown of Mason to Mifs Sally Abbot of Amherst 
Oct 1 ' y e 27 M r Abijah Spafford of Reading Mafsachusetts to Mifs Pat- 
ty Hartshorn of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 24 1795 M r Joseph Town to Mifs Polley Averill Both 
of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 31 t M r Levi Dodge of Greensborough state of Vermont to 
Mifs Eunice Fisk of Amherst 

For 1796 

M r Ebenezer Mitting of Peperell to Mifs Sally Kider of Amherst Jan- 
uary y e 12 

January y e 26 M r Roger E perkins of Danvers Mafsachusett & Mifs 
Esther Blanchard of [Amherst, crossed out] Milford (N H) 
January y e 28 M r Jeremiah Jewet to Mifs Elisabeth Truel 
p eb y y e 9 tn M r David Stewart to Mifs Sufanna Lovjov 
Feb*' y e 23 d M r John Farron to Mifs Juda Kimbell, both of Goffstown 
March y e 24 M r Chase Hadlay of Lyndborough to Mifs Hannah 
Smith of Milford 

august y e 28 M r Andrew Denerson to Mifs Sally Wilkins both of Am- 


oct r y e 2 cl M r Sam 11 Clark to Mifs Betsey Cleaves both of Amherst 
oct r y e 18 M r John Patterson to M rs Martha Megan both of Amherst 
Novemb r y e P M r Josiah Jewet was married to Mifs Rebecca Woods 

both of Amherst 

Decemb 1 ' y e 25 1796 M r Joshua Wyman of Woburn to Mifs Peggy 

standly of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 25 th 1796 M r Joseph Crosby to Sally Richardson both of 


January y e 15 1797 M r Joseph Rice of Claremont to Mifs Lucy Barron 

of Amherst 

January y e 23 d 1797 M r Enoch Stevens [to, crossed out] of Milford to 

Mifs Sally Warner 

May y e 30 M r Solomon Stevens to M rs Patty Hall Ting of Milford 
June y e 6 M r Daniel Moulton of Whenham to Mifs Naomy Dodge of 


the above returned to y e clerk 

August y e 17 Jothum Blanchard Ju r of Lyndsborough & Mifs Ruhama 
Smith of Milford 

Sept 1 ' y e 3 d M r Amos Upum to Mifs Hanah Green 

M r Andrew Hutchenson to Mifs Martha Raymond Sept r y e 19- 1797 

Sept r y e 28 M r Lewis Straton to Sally Hartshorn both of Amherst 

Nov 1 ' y e 16 M r Stephen Tuttle to Sarah Holt 

Nov 1 " y r 16 M 1 ' Caleb Boutel to Mifs Rebecca Converse 

Nov 1 ' 16 M 1 ' Aaron Whitney to Mifs Pheby Dunkly. 

Novber y e 26 M r Samuel Bell to Mifs Mahitable Dana 

Decem r y e 3 d M r Will 111 . Rey & Mifs Sally Gofs 

M r Isaac Southwick to M rs Hannah Lakeman both of Milford January 
v e 24 1798 

1907.] Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 241 

Feb y y e 25 1798 Doctor Cherles Tuttle New Boston to Mil's Hannah 
Burns of Milford 

April y e 29 Samuel Baker to Mifs Sally Prince both of Amherst 
May y e 3 d M r Gideon Wilkins to Mifs Sally Wily 
May y e 10 th M r David Woolson to Mifs Sarah Crosby both of Milford 
July y e 5 M r James Tuttle to Mifs Hannah Bradford 
July y e 15 M f Josiah French to Mifs Rebecca Blanchard Milford 
M r John Muzzy to Mifs Safanna Underwood of Amherst July y e 15 

August y e 12 M r Timothy Danforth to Mifs Polly [Nevins, crossed out] 

Oct r y e 18 M r Daniel Moor Morrison of bedford to Mifs Jane Hennery 
of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 25 1798 M r John Northly of Weare to Mifs Sally Wes- 
ton of Amherst 

Decemb r y e 27 1798 M r Ruben Holt ju r to Mifs Judith Hill both of 

Aaron Brown Esq r of Groton Mafsachusetts was Married to Mifs Thesta 
Dana of Amherst N H Feb y y e 5 th 1799 

March y e 2 d 1799 M r Richard Floyd of Boston (MafTachusetts) to 
Mifs Polly Upton of Gofstown N. H 

■ March y e 14 1799 M r Joshua Burns to Mifs Hannah Burns both of 

March y e 28 M r Reuben Sterns to Mifs Meriam Whiting 
June y e 23 M r John Ellen wood to Mifs jain Standi v both of Amhurst 
august y e 18 1799 M r Will" 1 . Brown to Mifs Tabitha Boutel both of 

august y e 22 1799 M r John Colburn Kindal of Hopkinton to Mifs 
Patty Dodge of Amherst 

Oct r y e 20 th 1799 M r Daniel Weston to Mifs Arethusa Wilkins both 
of Amherst 

Nov 1 " y e 6 1799 M r Jeremiah Mason Esq 1 ' Portsmouth to Mifs Mary 
Means of Amherst 

Novemb r y e 27 1799 M r Amos Kint Esq r to Mifs Abigail Atherton 
of Amherst 

Nov r y e 28 1799 M r John Felps to Mifs Sally Wheeler both of Am- 

Decemb 1- y e 2 d M r Jonathan Twifs of Putney Vermont to Mifs Pheby 
Clerk of Amherst 

Decemb 1 " y e 26 M r Daniel Merrill of Amherst to Mifs Hannah Stevens 
of Weare 


M r Ebenez 1 " Weston Ju r to Sally Herick both of Amherst 
April y e 24 M r Mansfield Ring to Mifs Rachel Gorman, both of Am- 

April y e 24 M r Ebenezer Stimpson to Mifs Mary Means Ring both of 

May y e 2 d M r Jefse Gilmore to Mifs Polly Gilmore both of Amherst 
Capt n David Burnam of Reading in the state of Vermont to Mifs Elis- 
abeth Burns of Milford state of New Hampshire June y e 5 1800 

August y e 17 M r Benf Danforth to Mifs Polly Whittleby both of Am- 

242 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July? 

Sept r y e 25 The Rev d Jefse Appleton of Hampton to Mifs Elisabeth 

Means Amherst 

Sept r y e 25 Lt Thadeus Kinclal to Mifs Katherine Flecher 

Sam 1 . Heldrith of Bloomfield (N Y.)to Mifs Esther Heldrith of Amherst 

Decern y e 25 1800 

Marriages for 1801 

January y e 27 M r Aaron French of Tukesbury to Mifs Susanna Clerk 
of Amherst 

Feb ry y e 15 M r Edward Blodget of New Chester to Mifs Ruth Kim- 
ball of Amherst 

Feb y y e 25 th M r David Patterson of Tyngsborough to ' Mifs Polly 
Nichols of Amherst 

Married Saturday March y e 21 l 1801 M r John Clerk to Mifs Susanna 
Wilson both of Amherst 

April y e 12 M r John Piper to Mifs Peby Shannon fee 75 c 

April y e 6 M r Nath 1 Emerson Ju r to Mifs Hannah Cochoran both of 
Amherst fee 1 

June y e 23 1801 M r Leonard Danforth of Daniville state of Vermont 
to Mifs Polly Henery of Amherst 

Decb r y e 31 l M r Benj 11 Merrit of Andover mafsachusetts to Mifs Anna 
Gilmore of Amherst 

This makes two hundred & thir [ty, crossed out ; teen, written above] 
couples that J have married 

January 1802 

January y e 14 Doct 1 ' Rogor Smith to Mifs Sally Dodge both of Am- 

Feb y y e 9 M r Isaac Patch to Mifs Hannah Wilson both of Francis- 

March y e 17 th M r Nathan Phelps to Mifs Hannah Mc Entire both of 

April y e 8 th M r Timothy Fafset to Mifs Lucy Stewart 
April y e 28 M r Benf Wood Forster of Boston, to Mifs Hannah French 
of Amherst 

May y e 16 M r Alphus Goodwin to Mifs Polly Stratton 
June y e 6 th M r Peter Flint of Reding to Mifs Polly Burns of Milford 
Sept r y e 4 th M r Wil m Fisk Ju r to Mifs Cleaves Dodge both of Amherst 
Sept r y e 29 M r Pitman Howard of Antrim to M rs Mary Stevens of Am- 

Sept r y e 30 M r Jonathan Kidder to Mifs Sufanna Hager both of Am- 

Oct r y e 21* M r Henry Feilds of Merimack to Mifs Elisabeth Warner 
of Amherst 

Oct r y e 31* M r Aaron Fuller to Mifs Betsey Buyington both of Wilton 
Nov r y e 20 M r Amos Felps to Mifs Sarah Whiting 
Decemb 1 ' y e 16 M r David Spaulden Eaton of Boston to Mifs Mary Bar- 
nard of Amherst 


M r Thomas M Coy to Mifs Sally Merrit 1 

Rev d Umphry Moor of Milford to Mifs Hannah Peabody April y e 5 th 
April y e 14 th M r Daniel Dunkle to Mifs Ruth Boutell both of Amherst 
M r Asa Fernum to Mifs Arethusey Lovjoy 

1907.] Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 2 A3 

June y e 8 th M r Will m Low to Mif s Grace Gardner Nichols both of Am- 

June y e 19 M r Samuel Emerson of Amherst to Mifs Susanna Huntoon 
of Unity 

July y e 7 1803 M r [Will, crossed out] Iasaac Wheler Cherleston to 
M r Sally Dodge 

July y e 7 M r Cherles Stevens of Billerica Mifs Mary Harvy Blunt of 

July y e 31 fc M r Will m Nevens Wheler to Mifs Hannah Odal 

August y e 4 th M r Amos Eliot Ju r to Peggy Wily both of Amherst 

August y e 18 M r Peter Clerk to Mifs Lucy Clerk 

[August, crossed out] Oct r y e 5 th M r Abraham Ferfield to Mifs Polly 
Wilkins both of Lyndborough 

Oct r v e 23 M r Nathaniel French of Sandwich to Mifs Grace Reed 
Crof by of Amherst 

Oct r y e 23 d M r Jedediah Rufsel of Lyndborough to Mifs Abigail Whit- 
ing of Amherst ** 

Nov r y e 6 M r James Shepard to Mifs Olive Glover 

Nov r y e 17 M r Jacob Abbot to Mifs Nabby Dutton 

Nov r y e 17 Rob 1 M King to Betsy Barnard 

Decemb r y e 15 th The Rev d Elijah Dunbar of Peterborough to Mifs 
Nancy Peabody of Milford 


March y e 25 th M r Thomas Dixey of Marblehead Mafsachusetts to Mifs 
Cynthia Roby of this Town 

April y e 5 M r Jonathan Phelps of Amherst to Mifs Hannah Marden 
of New Boston 

April y e 23 d M r Will m Dole of Bedford to Mifs Fanny Paterson of 

May y e 27 th M 1 * Moses Squire to Mifs Susanna L Barns both of am- 

Novemb r y e 15 M r Ebenz r Converse to Mifs Rhoda Boutel both of Am- 


January y e 1* M r Thomas Woolson to M rs Joanna Reed 
January y e 13 th M r Joseph Rufsell Lyndeborough to Mifs Neomy Wil- 
kins of Amherst 

Feb? y e 8 th Abraham B. Story Esq r of Washington to Mifs Letitia Co- 
chran of New Boston 

Feb ry y e 1 l ft M r Joseph Danan Woodworth to Mifs Betsey Cochran 
Feb y y e 24 M r John Fuller to Mifs Waytstill Reebcer Hopkins both of 

Feb^ y e 28 th M r Jacob F. Dodge to Mifs Sally Kelse both of New bos- 

June y e 27 th M r adam F Jones to Mifs Mercy Jones both of New Bos- 

August y e 4 th M r Israel Bachelder & abigail Wiley were married 
August y e 22 M r Stephen Fowl to Mifs Lucy Ray 
Sept r y e 26 Thomas Jameson Esq r to Mifs Isabella M c Gaw 
M r Ezra Clark Decmb r y e 5 th to Mifs Mindee [blot] Bills both of Am- 

[To be concluded.] 

244 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July* 



By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., of Boston. 
[Continued from page 157.] 

9. Lieut. David 3 Jones {Hugh, 2 Hugh}), born in Woburn, July 27, 
1716, went to Dracut with his parents in 1733, and lived there and 
in the adjoining town of Pelham, N. H., nearly fifty years ; but on 
Jan. 17, 1781, he bought of Elisha White a large improved farm in 
Lancaster, whither he removed and lived until his death, Jan. 20, 
1795. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. lxxxviii, fol. 115.) He served 
as sergeant from Apr. 13 to Nov. 11, 1758, in the company com- 
manded by Capt. Ebenezer Jones, af terwards by Capt. Isaac Osgood, 
in a Crown Point expedition. (Mass. Archives, vol. xcvii, p. 208.) 
In the Revolution, he served as lieutenant in Capt. Joseph B. 
Varnum's company, Col. Jonathan Reed's regiment^ from Sept. 29 
to Oct. 29, 1777, sent to reinforce Gen. Gates's army at Saratoga, 
and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. (Mass. Archives.) No 
probate records appear of him, as on Sept. 20, 1784, he conveyed 
all his estate to his son Samuel. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. cxxx, 
fol. 502.) 

He married first (intention recorded Nov. 10, 1738), Hannah, 
born Jan. 7, 1714-15, died after 1770, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel 
and Hannah (Merriam) Fox of Concord and Dracut ; and married 
second (intention recorded Dec. 17, 1777), Mary, born in 1726, died 

Sept. 29, 1805, daughter of Hall, formerly wife first of John 

Pratt of Harvard, and second, of James Godfrey of Lancaster. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. Mar. 9, 1739-40; m. (int. rec. Apr. 9, 1762) William, 
b. Dec. 20, 1731, son of William and Tabitha Coburn of Dracut. 

28. ii. David, b. Feb. 12, 1740-1. 

29. iii. Samuel, b. Aug. 25, 1742. 
iv. Lydia, b. June 30, 1743-4. 

v. Jesse, b. Jan. 1, 1745-6 ; no further record found, 
vi. Molly, b. Apr. 30, 1748. 

vii. Joshua, b. July 7, 1750; no further record found, 
viii. Miriam, b. May 27, 1752. 

10. Jonathan 3 Jones [Hugh, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, Jan. 20, 1718- 
19, was taken to Dracut by his parents in 1733; and was living 
there as late as Oct. 20, 1788, when he and his wife Mary conveyed 
to his son Zebadiah the larger part of his homestead. (Middlesex Co. 
Deeds, vol. cxcvi, fol. 332.) No record of his death or probate of 
his estate has been found, but as the above deed was not recorded 
until Nov. 14, '1811, it is likely his death occurred about that time. 
He married first (intention recorded Oct. 7, 1744), Hannah, born 
Jan. 23, 1724-5, died Mar. 18, 1753, daughter of John and Hannah 
(Richardson) Barron of Dracut; and married second (intention re- 
corded Sept. 20, 1754), Mary, born Dec. 1, 1720, daughter of 
Ephraim and Hannah Curtis of Dracut. 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jon£s. 245 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. Dec. 5, 1745; cl. Jan. 14, 1740-7. 

ii. DorcTas, b. Jan. 5, 1747-8; ra. Jan. 24, 1771, Peter Hardy of Tewks- 

30. iii. Jonathan, b. July 25, 1750. 

31. iv. Zebadiah, b. Mar. 12, 1753. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Mary, b. Dec. 15, 1755 ; m. (int. rec. Aug. 1, 1778) Nehemiah Hardy of 

32. vi. Ephraim, b. Sept. 26, 1757. 

vii. Hannah, b. May 25, 1761; d. May 7, 1817; m. July 3, 1788, Saul, b. 
Aug. 29, 1757, d. June 15, 1836, son of Jonathan and Mercy (Hil- 
clreth) Coburn of Dracut. They lived in Dracut, and had five children. 

11. Nathan 3 Jones (Hugh,' 1 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, Apr. 13, 1721, 
was taken to Dracut in 1733, and after living there some forty 
years, removed to that part of Amherst, N. H., which later was 
Mount Vernon, where he died, in Sept., 1799. In his will, dated 
Sept. 9, probated Oct. 15, 1799, he names his eldest son Nathan, 
son Peter, grand-daughter Betsey Durant, heirs of late sons Timo- 
thy and Phineas Jones, daughters Elizabeth Parker, Polly Kim- 
ball, and Dorothy Dodge ; also Benjamin arid Elizabeth Durant, 
and Rachel Seacomb. (Hillsborough Co. Probate.) 

He married (intention recorded Oct. 8, 1743) Elizabeth, born 
June 24, 1724, died before 1799, daughter of Josiah and Sarah • 
Coburn of Dracut. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Feb. 10,1743-4; m. (int. rec. June 11, 1763) Matthew, 
son of Rev. Thomas and Lydia (Richardson) Parker of Dracut. 
They settled in Litchfield, N. H., and had several children. 

ii. Thomas, b. Mar. 20, 1745-6; d. young. 

33. iii. Nathan, b. Feb. 25, 1748. 

iv. Rachel, b. Sept. 25, 1750; d. in 1786; m. Jan. 2, 1772, Samuel, bapt. 
Sept. 15, 1749, son of Benjamin and Mary (Butler) Durant of Biller- 
ica. They settled in Nottingham West, N. H., and had at least four 

v. Peter, b. Feb. 17, 1753; d. Mar. 1. 1753. 

34. vi. Timothy, b. July 27, 1755. 

35. vii. Phineas, b. Feb. 16, 1758. 

viii. Mary, o. Apr. 21, 1760; m. Levi Kimball; settled in Lanclgrove, Vt. 

36. ix. Peter, b. Sept. 16, 1762. 

x. Dorothy, b. Mar. 21, 1765; m. Gideon, b. Aug. 1, 1760, son of Ben- 
jamin and Lydia (Dodge) Dodge of Beverly, Mass., and New Bos- 
ton, N. H. They lived in New Boston, and had six children. 

12. Nathaniel 3 Jones (Hugh, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, June 5, 1723, 
went to Dracut in 1733, where he passed the rest of his life, and 
died intestate, Mar. 13, 1765. One-third of his real estate was set 
off to the widow, Jane, and the remainder divided between his sons 
Nathaniel and Solomon, they to pay cash to the daughters Dolly, 
Susanna, and Rachel, and son Joshua. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married (intention recorded Mar. 12, 1747-8) Jane Fletcher, 
who married second, as his second wife (intention recorded Aug. 8, 
1778), Kendall Parker, Sr., of Dracut, and died Dec. 24, 1806. 

Children : 

37. i. Nathaniel, 4 b. Sept. 21, 1750. 

38. ii. Solomon, b. July 17, 1753. 

246 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July, 

iii. Dolla, b. Sept. 21, 1755; d. Feb. 20, 1826; m. (1) (int. rec. May 8, 
1773) Jonas, b. Dec. 14, 1750, d. Oct. 31, 1775, son of Lieut. Jona- 
than and Lucy (Clark) Richardson of Dracut, and had two children ; 
m. (2) (int. rec. Oct. 4, 1777) Kendall, b. Apr. 4, 1751, d. Apr. 6, 1807, 
son of Kendall and Mary Parker of Dracut, and had seven children; 
and m. (3) June 1, 1809, as his second wife, Jonathan, b. Aug. 5, 1744, 
d. Oct. 20, 1813, son of Jonathan and Rebecca (Coburn) Crosby of 

39. iv. Joshua, b. Nov., 1758. 

v. Susanna, b. in 1761; m. (int. rec. Feb. 29, 1784) Silas, b. Feb. 14, 
1756, son of Joseph and Priscilla (Coburn) Chamberlain of Dracut. 
They had six children, born in Dracut. 

vi. Rachel, b. Dec, 1764; m. (int. rec. Apr. 30, 1785) Jacob, b. July 24, 
1762, d. Sept. 11, 1800, son of Josiah and Sarah Blood of Hollis, 
N. H. They resided in Hollis, and had six children. 

13. Hugh 3 Jones (Hugh, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Woburn, July 7, 1727, went 

to Dracut with his parents in 1733, and was living there at the be- 
ginning of the Revolution, as his name appears on the roll of Capt. 
Stephen Russell's company, on the Lexington alarm (Mass. Ar- 
chives). On Apr. 3, 1795, he conveyed half of his estate in Dra- 
cut to his son Oliver, acknowledging the deed Mar. 9, 1797 (Mid- 
dlesex Co. Deeds, vol. ccvi, fol. Ill) ; and on Oct. 30, 1801, Josiah 
Conant and Zerviah his wife of Hollis, N. H., and Peter Haseltine 
and Sarah his wife, Jonathan Morgan and Lydia his wife, and 
Thaddeus Coburn and Olive his wife, all of Dracut, conveyed to 
Oliver Jones all their interest in the estate of their late father 
Hugh Jones of Dracut (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. ccvi, fol. 114); 
so it is likely that Hugh Jones died in 1801. 

He married (intention recorded Aug. 10, 1751) Sarah Fletcher, 
who was living in 1788. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xcvii, fol. 446/ 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. Oct. 13, 1753; d. Aug. 25, 1811; m. (int. rec. May 7, 1774) 
Lieut. Peter Haseltine of Dracut, who d. Apr. 1, 1823. They had ten 

ii. Zerviah, b. Dec. 23, 1755; cl. Feb. 12, 1816; m. (1) Nov. 29, 1777, Dr. 
Jonathan, b. Feb. 1, 1754, cl. Oct. 26, 1782, son of David and Mary 
(Coburn) Fox of Dracut, a physician in Hollis, N. H. ; they had three 
children; and m. (2) Dec. 16, 1788, as his second wife, Josiah, b. 
Oct. 17, 1746, d. Aug. 21, 1807, son of Josiah and Catherine (Emer- 
son) Conant of Hollis ; they lived in Hollis, and had six children. 

iii. Lydia, b. June 23, 1757 ; m. (int. rec. Mar. 18, 1780) Jonathan, b. Mar. 
22, 1756, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Butler) Morgan of Pelham, N. H. 

40. iv. Oliver, b. May 6, 1762. 
v. Olive, b. Nov. 9, 1776; d. Sept. 13, 1836; m. Feb. 26, 1789, Thaddeus 

Coburn, b. in 1759, d. Jan. 20, 1806. They lived in Dracut, and had 
issue. • 

14. Samuel 4 Jones (John* John, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Framingham, Nov. 

18, 1746, lived there until 1779, when he removed to Dublin, N. H., 
where "he located on range No. 5, lot No. 8, improved an extensive 
farm, and died Jan. 22, 1820. He was a member of Capt. Aaron 
Gardner's company, in 1776, in the Revolution. (Mass. Archives. 

He married Anna, born Jan. 30, 1750, died Sept. 17, 1826, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Amos and Mary (Trowbridge) Gates of Framingham. 

Children : 

i. Betty, 5 b. Feb. 28, 1776; m. Apr. 3, 1794, William, b. Sept. 5, 1753, d. 
Aug. 28, 1819, son of John Davis of Amherst, N. H. They lived in 
Dublin, and had nine children. 

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ii. Anne, b. Nov. 17, 1777; cl. July 19, 1778. 

iii. Anne, b. July 31, 1779; cl. Mar., 1854; m. Nov. 2, 1803, David, b. in 
Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 30(!), 1775, cl. Jan., 1845, son of John and 
Mary (Wood) Buss of Fitchburg, Mass., and Marlborough, N. H. 
They settled in Marlow, N. H., in 1808, and had eight children. 

iv. John, b. June 28, 1781 ; cl. Nov. 25, 1846 ; m. about 1804, Mary, b. July 
27, 1781, d. Dec. 19, 1859, dau. of John and Mary (Wood) Buss of 
Marlborough, N. H. They removed to Marlow, and had seve.ral chil- 

v. Samuel, b. Jan. 19, 1784; cl. July 30, 1786. 

vi. Samuel, b. Sept. 27, 1786; cl. Nov v 1847; m. Nov. 23, 1809, Mary, b. 
Dec. 30, 1784, cl. Apr. 25, 1860, dau. of Joshua and Mary (Borden, or 
Boclwell) Farnum of Dublin. He inherited and occupied his father's 
farm and homestead in Dublin. Children: Mary Anne, 6 Daniel 
Gates, Aurora, Corydon, Sarah A., Emily. 

vii. Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 1788; d. Feb. 28, 1826; m. Nov. 3, 1824, Charles, b. 
July 8, 1789, d. Apr. 17, 1866, son of Benjamin and Phebe (Roberts) 
Frost of Marlborough, N. H. They lived in Swanzey, N. H., and she 
left no children. By a second wife he had three children. 

viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 30, 1790; cl. Feb. 29, 1792. 

ix. Ruth, b. Apr. 30, 1793; cl. Nov. 7, 1825; m. in 1812, John, b. Dec. 13, 
1791, cl. Aug. 29, 1877, son of Samuel and Rachel (Turner) Sanders 
of Jaffrey, N. H. He was a blacksmith, and lived in Jaffrey, Dublin, 
Peterborough, and Rindge. They had seven children. He had three 
more wives, and one more child. 

x. Daniel, b. Apr. 30, 1795; d. Jan. 5, 1800. . 

15. Lieut. John 4 Jones (John* John, 11 Hugh 1 ) was born in Framingham, 
Nov. 10, 1751, and, about the time of his marriage, bought an es- 
tate of Jeremiah Pike on " Pike's Row," where he settled, and 
died July 20, 1826. In the Revolution, he served as corporal in 
Capt. Jesse Eames's company, on the Lexington alarm ; and on 
Apr. 23, 1775, he enlisted for eight months under Capt. Micajah 
Gleason. (Mass. Archives.) He was later lieutenant of a local 
militia company, and served as selectman of Framingham, from 
1793 to 1798. 

He married first, Apr. 15, 1779, Mary, born Oct. 9, 1761, died 
July 13, 1798, daughter of Capt. Jeremiah and Hepzibah (Stone) 
Belknap of Framingham, who was the mother of all his children ; 
and married second, May 9, 1803, Margaret, born Mar. 17, 1754, 
died Oct. 25, 1832, daughter of Col. John and Margaret (Farrar) 
Trowbridge and widow of Abel Stone, of Framingham. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Persis, 5 b. Feb. 29, 1780; cl. Oct. 4, 1855; m. (1) Aug. 15, 1802, Al- 
fred, b. 1780, cl. June 29, 1822, son of Jonathan and Lois (Reed) Hill 
of Framingham ; they had three children ; and m. (2), Nov. 15, 1825, 
as his second wife, Abel, b. Sept. 28, 1780, cl. Feb. 3, 1851, son of John 
and Olive (Conant) Eaton of Framingham ; they had no children. 

ii. John B., b. Aug. 3, 1782; was the first of the descendants of Hugh 1 
Jones to rise above the plough or forge; when a young man, he went 
to Boston and became a jewelry merchant, founding the firm now 
known as Shreve, Crump and Low Co. ; about 1835 he retired from 
business, but became interested as a capitalist in several enterprises, 
among them the East Boston Wharf Co., of which he was treasurer 
for many years ; removed to Elm Street, Roxbury, about 1835, where 
he cl. May 7, 1854, leaving an estate of over $150,000 (Norfolk Co. 
Probate) ; m. in Boston, Oct. 29, 1809, Alexandrine M., b. in Paris, 
France, Sept. 8, 1788, d. in Roxbury, Feb. 28, 18G3, dau. of George and 
Maria (Davis) Bond. Children : George Z»., c Mary A., Antoinette S., 
Harriot H. , Eliza M. 


248 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July, 

iii. Gilbert, b. Apr. 27, 1784 ; cl. young. 

iv. David, b. Nov. 7, 1785 ; a farmer in Framingham ; cl. unmarried, Oct. 

20, 1859. 
v. Artemas, b. Oct. 26, 1787; d. Mar. 31, 1825; m. Dec. 2, 1813, Martha, 

b. May 15, 1794, cl. June, 1835, clau. of Abel and Hannah (Eaton) 

Child; lived in Framingham. Children: Martha Ann, Q cl. young; 

Mary .B., Caroline 31., Shepard 8. 
vi. Elisha, b. Aug. 11, 1789 ; occupied his father's homestead ; was 

drowned June 19, 1832 ; hi. Mary Cheney of Marlborough. Children : 

Julia W., 6 Alfred H., Emily, Gilbert John. 
vii. Gilbert, b. Nov. 21, 1793; cl. unmarried, about 1832. 
viii. Jared, b. Aug. 6, 1795; d. unmarried, at Boston, Dec. 14, 1824. 

16. Sergt. Daniel 4 Jones (John, 3 John, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Framingham, 
Aug. 31, 1755, inherited his father's farm, which he occupied until 
his death, which occurred suddenly, in church, Feb. 15, 1818. He 
died intestate, and his estate was divided among his widow and 
eleven surviving children. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) In the Rev- 
olution, his name appears as private in Capt. Jesse Eames's com- 
pany, on the Lexington alarm, Apr. 19, 1775 ; also as private in 
the company of Capt. Simon Edgell, from Dec. 1, 1775, to Jan. 
15, 1776, at the fortifications in Roxbury ; also as sergeant in Capt. 
Amasa Cranston's company, from Oct. 28, to Nov. 23, 1779, at 
Claverack, N. Y. ; -also enlisted June 30, 1780, in Capt. Walter Mc- 
Farland's company, for three months service at R. I. (Mass. Ar- 

He married first, in June, 1782, Lucy, born about 1760, died 
Apr. 11, 1785, daughter of Henry and Lois (Howe) Fames of 
Framingham; and married second, in May, 1786, Mary, baptized 
May 18, 1760, died Feb. 17, 1838, daughter of John and Grace 
(Kelley) Dunn of Framingham. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Nancy, 6 b. Sept. 22, 1782; cl. Nov., 1842; m. Apr. 2, 1801, Josiah, b. 
May 25, 1778, son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Farkhurst of 
Framingham. They removed to New Hampshire, in 1803, and had 

ii. Ruth, b. Dec. 10, 1783; d. in Boston, Aug. 5, 1855; m. (1) in Boston, 
Oct. 12, 1807, Richard Call of Boston; and m. (2) in Boston, Jan. 27, 
1824, Thomas, b. in Ireland, about 1780, d. in Boston, May 18, 1854, 
son of Andrew and Mary B. Neville. 

iii. Luke, b. Apr. 4, 1785; cl. Apr. 12, L785. 

Children by second wife: 

iv. Lucy, b. Feb. 15, 1787; cl. Dec. 2, 1879; m. Dec. 22, 1813, Jonathan, b. 
May 28, 1778, cl. Feb. 16, 1832, son of Aaron and Mehitable (Smith) 
Whiting of Dover, Mass. They lived in Dover, and had several chil- 

v. Josiah, b. Sept. 12, 1788; cl. Jan. 6, 1803. 

vi. Betsey, b. Apr. 28, 1790; d. Apr. 21, 1873; m, David, b. Feb. 20, 1788, 
cl. May 18, 1831, son of Abel and Hannah (Eaton) Child of Framing- 
ham. They lived in Framingham, and had eleven children. 

vii. Daniel, b. Sept. 4, 1792; cl. in Framingham, unmarried, Apr. 25, 1827. 

viii. Mary (or Folly), b. June 3, 1796; cl. Feb. 10, 1856; m. Jan. 24, 1821, 
Timothy, b. Apr. 24, 1782, cl. Dec. 12, 1871, son of Dea. Sdas and 
Abigail (Houghton) Fife of Bolton, Mass. They settled in Troy, 
N. H., and had live children. 

ix. Enoch, b. July 28, 1798; d. unmarried, in Virginia, Feb. 20, 1827. 

x. Sakah, b. Mar. 11, 1800. 

xi. Feksis, b. Mar. 9, 1802; cl. Jan. 26, 1887; ra. Oct. 19, 1825, Joseph, b. 
Aug. 31, 1802, cl. May 26, 1868, son of William aud Louisa (Gale) 
Taylor. They settled in Rutland, Mass., and had at least six children. 


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xii. Almiha, b. Jan. 5, 1804 ; d. Nov. 8, 1847 ; m. Oct. 2, 1832, John, b. Nov. 
20, 171)9, son of Francis and Eunice (Philbrick) Emory of Winchen- 

17. Capt. Samuel 4 Jones (Capt. Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ), bora in 
Woburn, Aug. 24, 1725, was taken to Marlborough by his parents 
in 1731, and soon after becoming of age, was established by his 
father on a farm of 137 acres bought in 1748 of Benjamin Bailey 
and situated in that part of Marlborough which later became Bol- 
ton, and finally Berlin. Here he built a tavern, known as " Jones's 
Inn," on what is now the Hudson road, and carried on this enter- 
prise, and also his farm, until his death, Jan. 23, 1797. Besides 
several town offices, he also held the positions of deputy sheriff of 
Worcester county, and captain of one of the local militia compa- 
nies. He died intestate, and on May 15, 1798, one-third of his real 
estate was set off to his widow, Dorothy, and the remainder to his 
eldest son, Capt. Samuel, who paid cash to his brothers and sisters 
for their portions. (Worcester Co. Probate.) The will of Dor- 
othy, widow of Samuel, 4 dated Sept. 27, 1807, probated July 7, 
1818, gave one dollar to each of the children of her late husband 
by his former wife, viz : Samuel and Solomon Jones, Mehitable 
Tenney and Levinah Coolidge ; the remainder to her children, 
Dolly Carter of Berlin, Persis Eveleth of Princeton, Polly Jones 
of Berlin, youngest daughter Miranda Jones, grandson Francis 
Priest son of eldest daughter Nancy Priest deceased, and sons Silas 
and Sullivan Jones both of Waterford. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 
He married first, in 1748, Mehitable, born July 14, 1729, died 
in 1762, daughter of Joseph and Comfort (Bigelow) Brigham of 
Marlborough; and married second, Dec. 14, 1763, Dorothy, born 
Apr. 13, 1743, died Apr. 25, 1818, daughter of Gen. John and 
Mary (Carter) Whitcomb of Bolton. 

Children by first wife : 

L Mehitable, 5 b. Aug. 17, 1749 ; d. Mar. 27, 1831 ; m. Oct. 15, 1771, Wil- 
liam, b. July 3, 1749; d. Sept. 14, 1823, son of William and Sarah 
■# (Proctor) Tenney of Littleton. They lived in Bolton, Mass., and 
Marlborough, N. H., and had thirteen children. 

ii. Samuel, b. Mar. 22, 1751 ; cl. young. 

iii. Solomon, b. Mar. 5, 1753; d. young. 

iv. Capt. Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1755 ; inherited the larger portion of his 
father's farm in Berlin, and also carried on the business of manufac- 
turing wooden-ware ; was one of the promoters and pioneers in set- 
tling Marlborough, N. H., but returned to Berlin, where he d. Sept. 
22, 1811. In the Revolution, he served as flfer in Capt. Artemas 
Howe's company, on the Lexington alarm ; and on Apr. 25, 1775, en- 
listed as a private in the army, and served around Boston the rest of 
the year. (Mass. Archives.) Late in life he became deranged, and 
on Oct. 4, 1808, Solomon Howe was appointed his guardian; and on 
Nov. 19, 1811, administration on his estate was given to his widow, 
Martha. He in. Mar. 20, 1777, his cousin, Martha, b. Feb. 2, 1759, 
d. Oct. 1, 1831, clau. of William and Susanna (Jones) Tay of Wo- 
burn. Children : Samuel^ William, Martha, Elizabeth, Timothy, Su- 
sanna, Esther, Sarah, d. young, Hannah, Sarah, Jonathan, d. young. 

v. Solomon, b. Aug. 19, 1758; lived in Bolton until after the Revolution, 
and later removed to Waterford, Me. In the Revolution, his name 
appears on the roll of Capt. Artemas Howe's company, on the Lex- 
ington alarm ; and later he enlisted in the Continental army and per- 
formed protracted service in several campaigns throughout the war. 

250 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July, 

He m. Hannah Gates. Children : Rosamond, 6 Pelatiah, Solomon, 
Timothy, Lucy, Jonathan. 
vi. Levinah, b. about 1761; m. May 31, 1785, Stephen Coolidge. They 
lived in Berlin, and had six children. He m. (2), Sept. 1, 1818, Eliz- 
abeth Wetherbee. 

Children by second wife : 

vii. Anna (or Nancy), b. in 1764; m. Jacob, b. Nov. 17, 1754, son of John 
and Mary Priest of Marlborough. They lived in Bolton, and had one 
child. He m. (2) Sarah Langley. 

viii. Dolly, b. Mar. 25, 1766; d. Dec. 11, 1853; m. Sept. 22, 1784, Daniel, 
b. Nov. 27, 1762, d. July 29, 1824, son of Stanton and Penina (Al- 
bert) Carter of Lancaster. They lived in Berlin, and had fourteen 

ix. Lieut. Silas, b. Feb. 21, 1768 ; removed to Waterford, Me., soon after 
his marriage, where he was appointed lieutenant of one of the local 
militia companies, in 1807; m. Sept. 16, 1794, Anna, dau. of Capt. 
Henry and Hannah (Moore) Powers of Berlin. Children : Bebecca, 6 
Silas, William, Anne, Samuel, Lorenzo, Dorothy, Caleb, Mary. 

x. Peksis, b. about 1771 ; m. Aug. 9, 1795, Abishai, b. Mar. 29, 1770, d. 
Jan. 1, 1845, son of Joseph and Ruth Eveleth of Princeton. They 
lived in Princeton, and had six children. 

xi. Polly, b. about 1773; living, unmarried, in 1807. 

xii. Sullivan, b. about 1776 ; removed to Waterfordf Me. ; during the War 
of 18 12, he served in the company of Capt. Joseph Holt, for 41 days, 
in 1814, on guard duty at Portland; m. Mary, b. in 1782, dau. of 
Stephen and Mary (Dudley) Sanderson of Littleton, Mass., and Wa- 
terford, Me. 

xiii. Miranda, b. about 1780; m. (1) Apr. 6, 1808, James Davis, who d. 
Sept. 29, 1814; they lived in Princeton, and had four children; m. 
(2) Oct. 14, 1821, Nathan, b. June 21, 1776, d. Nov. 13, 1839, son of 
Timothy and Hnldah (Wheelock) Newton of Shrewsbury and Hub- 
bardston. They lived in Hubbardston, and had three children. 

18. Jonathan 4 Jones (Capt. Samuel, 8 Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Marl- 

borough, Mar. 18, 1731-2, was enrolled as private in Col. Abra- 
ham Williams's company of Marlborough militia, Apr. 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 326.) Later, he enlisted from Shrews- 
bury in Capt. Aaron Fay's company, and served from Apr. 29 to 
Dec. 6, 1759, on an expedition against Crown Point. (Mass. Ar- 
chives, vol. xcvii, p. 383.) At the beginning of the Revolution', he 
was living in Brookline, and served in Capt. Thomas White's com- 
pany, on the Lexington alarm. (Mass. Archives.) Afterwards he 
settled in Berlin, on the Northborough road, and died intestate, 
Sept. 26, 1803. Administration on his estate was given to Job 
Spofford, May 31, 1813, and the balance of his estate was paid to 
Stephen Bailey, guardian of Martin Cox Jones, the only heir. 

(Worcester Co. Probate.) He married Elizabeth . 

Child : 

i. Martin Cox, 5 b. about 1765 ; lived in Berlin ; served as private in Capt. 
John Whiting's company, in the Shays Rebellion. On Nov. 5, 1813, 
he was adjudged a " spendthrift drunkard," and Stephen Bailey was 
appointed his guardian. He d. unmarried, in 1819, administration 
on his estate being given to Timothy Jones, May 20 of that year. 
(Worcester Co. Probate.) 

19. Silas 4 Jones (Capt. Samuel 8 Samuel 2 Hugh 1 ) was born in Marl- 

borough, Mass., May 7, 1738, where his name appears on the roll 
of Col. Abraham Williams's company of militia, Apr. 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 326.) He also served in Lieut. Jesse 

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Rice's company, from Aug. 15 to 29, 1757, on the expedition for 
the relief of Fort William Henry- (Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 
462.) In the Revolution, he served in Capt. Josiah Wilder's com- 
pany, from Aug. 21 to Aug. 26, 1777, on the Bennington alarm. 
(Mass. Archives.) Before 1763, he settled in Templeton, Mass., 
where he was selectman in 1768, and lived until about 1797. Nov. 
26, 1796, he sold all his estate in Templeton to Samuel Beal of 
Abington. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. cxxvi, fol. 460.) His fur- 
ther history has not been traced. 

He married (intention recorded May 3, 1774) Beula, born Apr. 
15, 1741, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stone) Stone of Rutland. 

Children : 

i. Susanna, 6 b. May 30, 1775. 

ii. Silas, b. Nov. 22, 1776; not further traced. 

20. Jacob 4 Jones {Capt. Ebenezer* Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ), born Sept. 23, 1737, 
according to a family Bible in possession of descendants, was left 
property in Andover by his father, where he settled and also ac- 
quired extensive estates by purchase. lie served as private in Aug., 
1758, in CafTt. Jonathan Eaton's company (Mass. Archives, vol. 
xcv, p. 529) ; also in the Revolution, as private in Capt. Timothy 
Walker's Wilmington company, which marched on the Lexington 
alarm. He died Jan. 11, 1814, leaving a will dated July 4, 1810, 
probated May 5, 1814, in which are mentioned his wife Mary, son 
Ebenezer to whom was left all real estate and a "great bible," son 
Reuben deceased, children of son Nathan deceased, daughters Eliz- 
abeth and Rachel, and grand-daughter Mary Holt child of daughter 
Mary Holt deceased. (Essex Co. Probate.) 

He married, May 16, 1758, Mary, born Sept. 9, 1739, died Jan. 
28, 1812, daughter of Hezekiah and Bethia (Parker) Winn of Wil- 

Children : 

i. Ebenezer, 5 b. about 1759; d. Aug. 24, 1832; inherited and occupied 
his father's homestead in Andover; served as private in the Revolu- 
tion, in Capt. John Abbot's company, from Sept. 30 to Nov. 6, 1777, 
in the Saratoga campaign; in his will, dated Aug. 16, 1832, probated 
Oct. 16, 1832, he names wife Dorcas, and all his children, and leaves 
his real estate to his son Ebenezer (Essex Co. Probate) ; m. (!) Feb. 
15, 1780, Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1755, d. Oct. 28, 1815, dau. of Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Wyman) Abbot of Andover; and m. (2) Dec. 2, 1819, 
Dorcas, b. Apr. 14, 1769, d. Oct. 6, 1854, dau. of Joseph and Eliz- 
abeth (Wyman) Dane of Andover, who was a half-sister of his first 
wife. Children by first wife : Elizabeth, 6 Jacob, Jewett, Mary, Ab- 
bot, Ebenezer, Hezekiah, Beubc.n. 

ii. Jacob, b. about 1761 ; enlisted in the Continental army for three years, 
Mar. 12, 1781, and d. in the service, Jan. 13, 1782, unmarried. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. about 1763; d. in 1829; m. July 29, 1784, William, b. 
Sept. 7, 1763, d. Dec. 23, 1810, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Holt) 
Holt of Andover. They lived in Andover, Mass., and Wilton, N. H., 
and had eight children. 

iv. Reuben, b. about 1765; d. in 1798; m. Dec. 2, 1790, Hannah, b. in 
Dec, 1767, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Bourn) Holt of Reading. 
They had no children. She m. (2) Dec. 25, 1798, Michael Carleton of 

v. Nathan, b. in 1767; was an innkeeper in Andover; d. intestate, Aug. 
14, 1804, administration being given to his widow, Dorcas, Oct. 1 
following (Essex Co. Probate) ; m. Dec. 25, 1788, Dorcas, b. Dec. 
27, 1766, d. May 6, 1856, dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Abbott) Far- 

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252 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July, 

num of Andover. Children : Jacob, 6 Lydia, Nathan, d. young, Her- 
man, Phebe, d. young, Gardner, Phebe, Anna, Dorcas. 

vi. Mary, b. perhaps in 1769; m. Jan. 5, 1790, Daniel, b. in 1764, d. Nov. 
27, 1830, son of Daniel and Hannah (Holt) Holt of Andover. They 
removed to Fitchburg, Mass., soon after marriage, and had one child. 

vii. Rachel, b. about 1771; d. June 8, 1850; m. in 1800, Joshua, b. Aug. 
31, 1771, d. May 31, 1852, son of Benjamin and Abra (Twombly) 
Woodbriclge of Andover, Mass. They settled in Milford, N. H., and 
had six children. 

viii. Phebe, b. about 1774; d. Feb. 20, 1798; m. Aug, 25, 1796, Abiel, b. 
Nov. 23, 1773, d. Apr. 11, 1801, son of Asa and Dinah (Holt) Holt of 
Andover. They had no children. 

ix. Abigail, b. about 1776; d. unmarried, Dec. 16, 1806. 

x. Joanna, b. about 1780; d. Mar. or May 14, 1797. 

21. Ensign Jonathan 4 Jones (Lieut. Jonathan* Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ) was 
born Jan. 20, 1722-3, in that part of Woburn set off in 1730 as 
Wilmington. At the time of his marriage, he settled on a farm in 
Wilmington, which was deeded to him out of the extensive es- 
tates of & his father, where be resided until his decease, Nov. 26, 
1765. On Apr. 6, 1763, he was commissioned ensign of Capt. 
Benjamin Jaquith's company of Wilmington militia. (Mass.^Ar- 
chives, vol. xcix, p. 36.) He died intestate, and on Nov. 16, 1773, 
all his real estate was settled on the eldest son, Russell, who paid 
to his brother Jonathan and sisters Hannah, Lucy, Phebe, and Su- 
sanna, £30-4-6 each, for their shares. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married, Dec. 31, 1747, Hannah, born Apr. 29, 1724, died 
Apr. 3, 1766, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Wilson) Hop- 
kins of Billerica. 
Children : 
Jonathan, 5 b. Dec. 13, 1748; d. Dec. 3, 1754. 
i. Hannah, b. Feb. 18, 1751 ; cl. Nov. 27, 1754. 

Russell, b. Sept. 20, 1752 ; d. Sept. 30, 1828 ; inherited and occupied 

his father's homestead in Wilmington ; private in Capt. Cadwallader 

Ford's company, on the Lexington alarm, and also in further service 

during the Revolution, as a "minute man" (Mass. Archives) ; m. 

(int. rec. Nov. 20, 1773) Abigail, b. July 8, 1756, cl. June 26, 1813, 

dau. of Jacob and Abigail (Frost) Foster of Andover. Children : 

Isaac* Abigail, Jonathan, Hannah, d. young, Mary, Nancy, Dorcas, 

James, Joseph, Jabez, Jacob, Jephthah, Joab. 

Hannah, b. Feb. 28, 1755; d. Nov. 15, 1836; m. June 23, 1778, David, 

b. Dec. 13, 1751, d. Jan. 15, 1829, sou of John and Tamsen Jaquith 

of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and had no children. 

Jonathan, b. Nov. 16, 1757 ; lived in Woburn and Burlington ; was 

private in Capt. Joshua Walker's company on the Lexington alarm; 

also served in Capt. Jesse Wyman's company from May 10 to July 

10, 1777, on an expedition to Point Judith; also enlisted July 1, 1780, 

for six months service in the Continental army (Mass. Archives) ; 

int. of marriage published, Nov. 15, 1776, to Elizabeth, b. Apr. 30, 

1758, clau. of Samuel and Martha (Wyman) Dean of Woburn; m. 

Sept. 20, 1781, Abigail Wyman. Children: Abigail Waters* Lydia. 

Lucy, b. Dec. 27, 1759 ; m. Aug. 3, 1780, Jacob, b. June 12, 1756, son 

of Jacob and Lucv (Frost) Fames of Wilmington. 
Phebe, b. Dec. 14, 1760; m. Mar. 17, 1785, Elijah, b. Sept. 3, 1/65, d. 
Dec. 5, 1814, son of Ebenezer and Catherine Beard of Wilmington; 
immediately settled in Hillsborough, N. H., where he became a prom- 
inent man, serving many years as town clerk, selectman, justice of the 
peace, and representative in the Legislature; had several children. 
Susanna, b. Mar. 30, 1764; cl. Apr. 18, 1855; m. May 5, 1784, Obedian, 
b. Mar. 23, 1758, d. June 9, 1815, son of Isaac and Mary (Marble) 
Holt of Andover. They lived in Andover, Mass., Amherst, N. H., 
and Clinton, Me., and had thirteen children. 







1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones, 253 

22. William 4 Jones (Lieut. Jonathan? Samuel, 2 Hugh 1 ), born in Wo- 
burn, Aug. 23, 1724, located in Andover, Mass., in 1745, where he 
lived about ten years, then settled in Amherst, N. H., where he re- 
sided for a score of years, and thence removed, about the beginning 
of the Revolution, to Hillsborough, N. H., where he was living as 
late as 1785. His further history has not been traced, but he proba- 
bly ended his days in Windsor, N. H. 

He married, Mar. 25, 1745, Rebecca, born about 1727, daughter 
of Joel and Mary (Chadwick) Jenkins of Wilmington. 

Children : 

i. William,* b. Oct. 20, 1745 ; went with his parents to Amherst, N. H., 
whence he removed to Hillsborough, where he lived during the Revo- 
lution ; served in Capt. Benj. Taylor's co., which left Amherst, Dec. 
8, 1775, to join Continental army at Winter Hill (N. H. State Papers, 
vol. xiv, p. 244) ; also engaged by town of Hillsborough, July 15, 
1782, for continental service {Ibid, vol. xvi, p. 508); after the war, 
he resided in Windsor, N. H., but his further history has not been 
discovered. By wife Abigail he had, recorded in Hillsborough, the 
following children : Belief,* Simeon, Archibald. His widow was liv- 
ing in Windsor in 1840, aged 89, a Revolutionary pensioner, 
ii. Benjamin, b. Nov. 16, 1747; lived in Andover, Mass., Amherst, N. H., 
and Hillsborough, N. H., where he cl. probably in 1829; will dated 
Jan. 25, 1823, probated Nov. 3, 1829 (Hillsborough Co. Probate) ; m. 

(1) about 1768, Jemima ; m. (2) Apr. 15, 1798, Mary Adams. 

Children by first wife : Benjamin,* Jacob, Andrew, William, Daniel, 
Hannah, Rebecca, Lovina. Children by second wife : David, Henry and 
Willard (both graduates of Dartmouth College, in 1835, the first de- 
scendants of Hugh 1 Jones to acquire liberal educations), Mary, Je- 
iii. James, b. Jan. 11, 1749-50; resided in Andover, Mass., and Amherst, 
Hillsborough, and Windsor, N. H. ; served in Capt. Benjamin Tay- 
lor's company which left Amherst Dec. 8, 1775, to join the Continen- 
tal army at Winter Hill (N. H. State Papers, vol. xiv, p. 244) ; m. in 
Hillsborough, June 11, 1778, Anne Coolidge. Children: Jonathan? 
James, Silas, Coolidge. 
iv. Rebecca, b. May 11, 1752. 
v. Mary, b. about 1755. 

vi. Joshua, b. about 1757 ; lived in Amherst, Hillsborough, and Windsor, 
N. H., where he d. in the summer of 1799 ; will dated June 23, pro- 
bated Oct. 15, 1799 (Hillsborough Co. Probate) ; m. July 10, 1784, 
Hannah Bixby. Children : Elitheusa,* Walter, Foster, Oilman. 
vii. Abraham, b. about 1759? An Abraham Jones (perhaps son of Wil- 
liam 4 ) had recorded, in Hillsborough, by wife Hepzibah, the follow- 
ing children : Polly* b. Sept. 17, 1789; Katy, b. Feb. 19, 1792. No 
further record, 
viii. Jonathan, b. Dec. 5, 1761 ; his further history is uncertain, but he was 
probably the Jonathan Jones who was one of the original members 
of the church in Milforcl, N. H., organized Nov. 19, 1788, and who 
lived there until his death, Sept. 4, 1839. 
ix. Joel, b. in 1764 ; was a blacksmith ; lived in Amherst, Hillsborough, 
Antrim, and finally in Wilton, N. H., where he d. about 1826; will, 
dated Jan. 28, 1823, was proved Mar. 28, 1826 (Hillsborough Co. Pro- 
bate) ; during the Revolution, he served as private, from June 30 to 
Dec. 30, 1780, in the Continental army (N. H. State Papers, vol. xvi, 
p. 88) ; m. in Hillsborough, Oct., 1783, Mary Bishop, who survived 
him. Children : Joel,* Mary, Lucy, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Nabby,Asa, 
Cyrus, Solomon. 
x. Lydia, b. Feb. 22, 1766. 
xi. Elizabeth Russell, b. Apr. 30, 1772. 
xii. Abigail Waters, b. Apr. 30, 1772. 

254 An Old Kittery Record. [July, 

23. Caleb 4 Jones {Lieut. Jonathan^ Samuel* Hugh 1 ), born in Wilming- 
ton, Apr. 8, 1726, settled in Monson, N. H., on land he inherited 
by his father's will. He was later located in Amherst, and finally 
in Milford, N. H., where he died Apr. 16, 1805. His will, dated 
Dec. 13, 1797, probated Oct. 15, 1805, names wife Deborah, daugh- 
ters Sarah and Deborah then unmarried, sons Joshua and Caleb, 
grandsons John and Abiel, grand-daughter Fanny who was living 
with him, and son Zadock who inherited the homestead and was 
executor. (Hillsborough Co. Probate.) 

He married, about 1748, Deborah, born Apr. 24, 1729, died May 
2, 1819, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Wilson) Hopkins of 

Children : 

i. Deborah. 5 

ii. Sarah. 

iii. Caleb, served in Capt. John Bradford's company, from July 19 to 
Sept. 27, 1777, in the Saratoga campaign (N. H. State Papers, vol. 
xv, p. 213) ; m. Jan. 18, 1779, Eunice Wilkins, widow, of Milford. 

iv. Hannah, d. young. 

v. Joshua, lived in Milford ; was married, and had issue. 

vi. John, b. 1760 ; lived in Milford ; d. there, Apr. 22, 1791 ; m. Dec. 7, 1780, 
Ruth Hutchinson, who d. about 1797. Children : John, 6 Abiel, Fanny. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 1767; cl. Apr. 14, 1794. 

viii. Zadock, b. July 5, 1773; inherited and occupied his father's home- 
stead, where he cl. July 31, 1823; m. in 1803, Rebecca Abbott, of 
Chelmsford, b. Aug. 26, 1778, cl. Mar. 25, 1864. Children : Stephen, 6 
Susanna, Zadock, Davis, Hannah, Fanny, Caleb, William, Sarah. 

[To be concluded.] 


By Henry Torsey Fernald, Ph.D., of Amherst, Mass. 

The old paper, a copy of which is given below, is of interest as J 
it throws some light on the relations of some of the families of that 
time. Though no date is given, the internal evidence shows that 
it was written between September, 1786, and December 26, 1789, as 
Mary Blunt was married at the former time, and the writer, Jona- 
than Fernald, died on the latter date. Apparently, in the course 
of the settlement of the Joshua Downing estate, some uncertainty 
as to the heirs was met with, and Jonathan Fernald, as a well-in-, 
formed man of mature years, was called upon for a statement, 
which he supplied in this form. 

The original was written on a double sheet of foolscap paper, 
and was placed on the first three pages, the fourth serving as thei 
cover when the sheet was folded. In some places another hand- 
writing is evident, some one having added to the original statement ;j 
and two slips, with notes on them, are also attached. All com- 
ments, explanations, and other additions to the original paper, arel 
made either as footnotes or in brackets, and the original length oi| 
the lines is also preserved. 

1907.] An Old Kittery Record. 255 

(P^ge 1) 

Earesacount of the Eairs To the Easteait 
of Mr Josheaweay Downings Easteait Left In 
Kittre & in bearwick which he Died In Proseshon 
of Leaving three Deaughters & one Grean Deaugh 
which his three Deaughters was meared one to 
Mr. Jonathean mendum Searea byneain which we 
are the Eairs to our Neaim menshond 
The other Deaughter mearid to Mr Woodmean. 
The other Deaughter mearied to mr. Downing She 
Died without Eairs Leaft to be Devided betwen 
mis wodmens Eairs & mis mendums Eairs. 

this greanchild Is the chil which Is menshend 
that Weas the child of Josheaweay Downing Junear 
which hur greand father twok to bring up from 
an Infant which at his Deses he mead his will 
& geaive his three Deaughters his Easteat to be 
E Quelly to be Dvided betwixt & theair Eairs 
to which mrs Downing di[ed ? torn] with out Eairs so it weas to 
feall to mrs Mendum & mrs Wodmens Eairs 
to which they wear to pay to this grean deaughter 
the child of Josh Downin Jun. one hundred Pound when 
She weas meared to which She mearid to one Jeams Fargs 
theay Peaid hur hur Poshen eacording to the will 
of hur greand father then when got theat com In & Recoverd 
the one healf of hur grean fathers Esteait 

"Which Now I sholl Dwo my In Dever To Shew you 
the Eairs to this Esteait of Mrs Seara Mendums com 
to hur by hur father Josheawe Downin after the Death 
of Mr Jona. mendum mared to mr Joseph Curtis 
had one sun by mr Joseph Curtis 

To Which I. Jonathan Fernold has taken [illegible] by 
Vear two of Powers of Eatueme From these seins [?] to 
setel as wit nes my hand Jonathan Fernald 

(Page 2) 

Now I Should Show you the Eairs of mrs Seara Mendum 
By whom She had seven children three sons & fore deaugh ters 
then meared to mr Curtes & head one sun which makes eaight 

the Furst Peashins the wif of Ebenezer Fernald by him She had 
Twelve children to whom weare our neams hear menshond 
Eales guneason & Seara Fernald & Joona Dam .... 3 

Ebenezer Fernald & Jonathan & Simen Fernald . . 3 

Doret Fernald & Ealezeabeth Fernald 2 

mearem Fernald Died left 2 Deafter Seara & mearem 2 

[oleve Fer, crossed out] Relecker [Rebecca] Weacks* 

* This erasure and change agrees with other records which imply that Olive had 
married and died before the date of this paper. 


An Old Kittery Record, 


Sirnean Fernald Died left six children one sun 
Eamos Fernald & meare blunt & Doret Fernald 
& mearem & Ealizebeth meargre Fernalds 



Jonathan mendons Feameale Desest his carry eaught 

Jonathan mendom Juneur Desest left three children 

Seamuel & meargury & Jonathan mendum 

Marey Yetten Desest left five children the neams ar 

Mary Crosle anne yetten Sarah Jonathan & Thales [these last 

three in another handwriting] 
Wiliam mendum & Josheaweay & Robeard mendum 
Doret Small & Jane Steapels and Peashens Fernald Des 
Left fore children Seamuel Pearker [?] & mare & suse & honer 




Mrs [torn] Fernald Desests Eairs i. e. 

Capt Dines Fernald Tobias fernald & leazer Fernald 

mare Fernald Desest hur Eairs Jeams & Mark & Ben^ Ferna ld 

meare Feald 
ToBieas Fernalds Desest left two eairs [Dennis Fernald 

guardian to the two minors Alexander & Aritta 

minors, on a slip pasted on.~] 



Deavid Mendum Desest feameale 

Cpt John & Nathanel mendum wido for child 

Marey Jeacson & Seara Read & Ales Neason 


Mrs Ales Preai Desest hur Eairs 

Ebenezer & Seamuel & Josheawea & Nathanel Preay 

Doret Dearing Desest hur Eairs two onle 
Cpt Ebenezer Dearin & Mrs Joanea Leanfear 

Mr Joseph Curtes Desest his Eairs 

Joseph & thomeas & Beniemen & Fexel Curteses 

Seara beatson & Anne Jenkins & Loes Snow 


The hoi eamount of the Nomber of 60 

(Page 3) 

[In another hand] 
Children of Sarah Curtis 

Mother of Jona who 
Dubel Shear 

Peashens Fernold 
Jonathan Mendum 
Marey Fernald 
Ales Preay 
Deavid mendum 
Doret Dearin 
Josheawee D mendum 
Joseph Curtes by 2 d Husband 

* Opposite this line a square slip of paper is pinned, bearing the two names " Hara- 
date " and « Julate." 

1907.] Alexander Kirhwood, Pensioner. 257 


Communicated by Grenville Howland Norcross, LL.B. 

The following copy of a paper in my collection, relating to an 
English pensioner, and signed by the rector and a warden of King's 
Chapel, Boston, Mass., may be of interest: 

These are to Certify That Alex r Kirkwood is a pensioner 
~Z~ to the Cheft at Chatham at the yearly Penlion of Four pounds 

°Py Dated at Chatham this first day of January 175[tor>?] 

QQ -loo Jn°: BroRor/i] 

Hez 11 : Hargoode 
Hurt on board the Dunkirk Nich : Hinton 

20 th : March 1743.— 
To Appear in Three Years. 

We the fubscribers, Do hereby Certify That Alex r : Kirk[fom] 
relident in Bolton New England is now alive & well in faid Bolton 
and is of alight Complection pitted with the smallpox and Appears to 
us to be about Forty fix years of Age & about five feet & fix Inches 
high, & has a fcarr Fracture or wound on the left side of the 
Upper part of his head and produced to us his Original Pension 
Ticket of which y e above is a true Copy Witnefs our Hands at Bofton 
the— fifth— day of October A D 1764. ■ 

H.Caner Rec fc . of Kings Chapel 
fign'd in presence of me 

by The R^ev d : M r : Henry Caner & Chas Paxton Warden 
Cha 8 : Paxton Esq re : 

Rich dus : Jennys* Not : pub : ( M r : Silvester Gardner the other 

1764 *J Warden at a great distance 

from Bofton 

* See Register, xxx, 19 ; xlix, 514. . He died in Boston, and was buried Aug. 22, 1768, 
aged 53 years (King's Chapel records). 

t Armorial seal, of the family of Jenney of co. Norfolk, England : 
Arms — Ermine a bend gules, cottised or ; Crest — A hand within a falconer's glove 
in fess argent, perched thereon a falcon with wings expanded or, between two laurel 
branches vert, with berries sable. (Harl. Soc. Pub., xxxii, 169.) 

258 Family of Henry Curtis. [July, 



By Henry Ernest Woods, A.M. 

1. Henry 1 Curtis came to New England in 1635, aged 27 years, 
in the Elizabeth and Ann, and settled at Watertown, Mass., where he was 
a proprietor in 1636, later removing to Sudbury, Mass., where he was a 
proprietor in 1639. In deeds he is styled "wheelwright." 

He married, probably in Watertown, about 1640, Mary, daughter of 
Nicholas Guy of Upton Gray, co. Southampton, England, who had come 
to New England in 1638, in the Confidence, and settled at Watertown. 

The will of Joan Parker of St. Saviour's, Southwark, co. Surrey, Eng- 
land, dated 24 Aug., 1674, proved the following year, gives to her " brother 
Henry Curtis of Sundbury in New England," and to his wife, and his three 
sons, Ephraim, John, and Joseph, 20 shillings each. (Register, vol. 
xxxii, page 337.) 

In Dec, 1668, in a lawsuit concerning property stolen from Henry 1 
Curtis, there are depositions of his sons, Ephraim aged 26, John aged 24, 
and Joseph aged 21, and of Richard Wills aged 20, servant of Ephraim. 
(Middlesex Co. Court files.) 

Henry Curtis died in Sudbury, 8 May, 1 678 ; and his widow, Mary, died 
there, 3 Dec, 1682 ; administration of their estates being given to the son 
Joseph. 2 (Middlesex Co. Probate, Nos. 3724, 3731.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Lieut. Ephraim, 2 b. 31 Mar., 1642; active in King Philip's War; 
d. before May, 1684, when a committee reported to the General 
Court that his Worcester property was belonging to his heirs and 
assigns (Coll. of Worcester Soc. of Antiquity, vol. 3, page 39). 
There is no probate record of him, nor any mention of a wife or 
family, and as his property appeared later in the estate of his 
sole surviving brother, Joseph, 2 it would indicate, that he was 
unmarried. The final adjustment of the trouble which followed 
his purchase of the Noyes laud at Worcester gave him 50 acres 
of land within, and 250 acres without, that town. (Mass. Colony 
Records, vol. v, page 10.) Bodge says of him : " Ephraim Curtis 
was an important personage in the negotiations at this time 
[1675] and in the subsequent events. He was . . . about 
thirty-three years old at this time, a notable scout and hunter, well 
versed in Indian ways, and intimately acquainted with many of 
these tribes. He was also a trader, and had a house at Quan- 
sigamug (Worcester)." (Soldiers in King Philip's War, pages 
ii. John, b. in 1644; d. unmarried, in Sudbury, 31 Dec, 1678. 
2. iii. Joseph, b. 17 July, 1647. 

2. Joseph 2 Curtis {Henry 1 ) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 17 July, 
1647, and died there, 26 Nov., 1700. In 1675 he served in the 
Mt. Hope campaign in King Philip's War, under Capt. Thomas 
Prentice. (Bodge's Soldiers in King Philip's War, page 81.) 

He married, in Sudbury, 5 Feb., 1677, Abigail, bom in Sudbury, 
14 Oct., 1655, died there, 28 Apr., 1745, daughter of Capt. John 
and Sarah (Busby-Cakebread) Grout, of Sudbury. 

1907.] Family of Henry Curtis. 259 

His will, dated 23 Nov., 1700, probated 16 Dec. following, of 
which his widow, Abigail, was executrix, names his eldest son 
Ephraim, to whom was given " all my rights titles and interest 
that is belonging to me in Woster " ; son Joseph ; and daughters 
Abigail, Mary, and Sarah. The inventory shows, besides other real 
estate, " Two farms lying at Woster, the farm containing 250 acres 
and a fifty acre lot." (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3729.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. 2 Mar., 1678-9; d. about 1765; m. about 1705, Capt. 
John Goulding. 

3. ii. Ephraim, b. 4 Sept., 1680. 

iii. Mary, b. 25 Dec. 1686; m. 14 Dec, 1710, Thomas Stone. 

4. iv. Joseph, b. 15 July, 1689. 

v. Sarah, d. 26 Sept., 1762; m. 28 Dec, 1715, Jonathan Smith. 

3. Ephraim 8 Curtis, Esq. (Joseph? Henry 1 ) was born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 4 Sept., 1680, and there married, 10 May, 1705, Mary, born 
in Sudbury, 19 Feb., 1682, died there, 22 Feb., 1761, daughter of 
David and Susanna ( ) Stone, of Sudbury. 

He died in Sudbury, 17 Nov., 1759, and his gravestone, in East 
Sudbury (now Wayland), states that he was a Justice of the Peace, 
Major of a Regiment, and many years Representative in the General 
Court. (Hudson's History of Sudbury, Mass., page 570.) In 1741 
he was appointed a Special Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. 
(Mass. Civil List, page 89.) 

Administration of his estate was declined by the widow, Mary, 
and oldest surviving son, John, and, at their request, the son Maj. 
Joseph was appointed administrator. On the distribution paper is 
an endorsement as to the heirs, as follows*: Ephraim's heirs, eldest 
son ; John ; Joseph ; Mary Gleason ; Susanna's heirs ; Samuel's 
heirs. (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3721.) 

Children, all born in Sudbury : 

5. i. Ephraim, 4 b. 15 July, 1706. 
Capt. John, b. 20 Sept., 1707. 
Mary, b. 29 Dec, 1710; d. 1 Dec, 1770; m. 20 Dec, 1732, Ens. 

Jason Gleason. 
Susanna, b. 9 Sept., 1714; d. 1 Feb., 1756; m. Lieut. Jonathan 

Maj. Joseph, b. 22 Dec, 1721. 
Lieut. Samuel, b. 1 June, 1724. 

4. Joseph 3 Curtis (Joseph? Henry 1 ) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 15 

July, 1689, and died in Medway, Mass., 21 Jan., 1754. He was 
one of the founders of Medway, 1713. (Jameson's History of 
Medway, Mass., page 45.) 

He married first, about 1716, Hannah , who died in Med- 
way, 9 Nov., 1738; and married second, in Medfield, Mass., 12 
Mar., 1739-40, Mary, born in Medfield, 26 Feb., 1698-9, died in 
Medway, 20 Mar., 1779/ daughter of John and Judith (Fisher) 
Bullen, of Medfield. 

Children by first wife, all born in Medway : 

i. Abigail, 4 b. 6 Oct., 1717; d. 23 June, 1807; m. as his second wife> 

25 June, 1759, William Richardson, 
ii. Hannah, b. 28 June, 1721 ; cl. 10 Oct., 1727. 
iii. Mary, b. 24 Aug., d. 25 Aug., 1724. 
9. iv. Joseph, b. 24 Feb., 1727-8. 









260 Family of Henry Curtis. [July, 

Child by second wife, born in Medway : 
v. Mary, b. 19 May, 1742; d. 14 Aug., 1756 (?). 

5. Ephraim 4 Curtis (Ephraim? Joseph, 2 Henry 1 ), born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 15 July, 1706, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 
1 Jan., 1747-8. His father, 9 Nov., 1731, deeded to him a tract of 
250 acres of land bounded north by Worcester, westerly by land of 
Samuel Boutwell and Gershom How, southerly by Sutton town 
line, and easterly by land some time past claimed by Capt. Nathaniel 
Jones. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. 5, page 403.). 

He, then called of Worcester, married in Sudbury, 23 Dec, 1729, 
Mary, born in 1706, died in Worcester, 1 Dec, 1745, daughter 
of Isaac and Sibyl (Collins) Rice, of Sudbury. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

10. i. Samuel 5 (twin), b. 26 Sept., 1730. 

ii. Judith (twin), b. 26 Sept., 1730; d. young. 

iii. Mary, b. 5 Mar., 1732; d. unmarried, before 1759. 

iv. Abigail, b. 21 June, 1734; m. 20 Feb., 1755, Ebenezer Staples. 

11. v. Ephraim, b. 6 Sept., 1736. 

vi. Oliver, b. 29 Jan., 1740 ; m. in Sudbury, 7 Apr., 1763, Mary Damon ; 
had William, 6 b. in Worcester, 29 July, 1763 ; no further record 
obtained. An Oliver Curtis, of Ward (now Auburn), Mass., m. 
in Sutton, Mass., 29 June, 1797, Judith Chase, and had Ephraim, 
b. in Ward, 27 Mar., 1798, and Betsey, b. in Sutton, 17 May, 1800. 

vii. Judith, b. 15 Oct., 1744. 

6. Capt. John 4 Curtis (Ephraim* Joseph 2 Henry 1 ), born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 20 Sept., 1707, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 
29 June, 1797. 

He served as captain of a company for the relief of Fort William 
Henry, in 1757 ; and was a signer of the Tory Protest in 1774, but 
afterwards recanted, and was admitted to favor. From 1754 to 
1774 he kept a tavern in Worcester. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 4 June, 1729, Rebekah, born Jan., 
1709, died in Worcester, 24 Mar., 1755, daughter of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Newell) Wight, of Sudbury ; and married second, in 
Lancaster, Mass., 13 Nov., 1755, Elizabeth, baptized in Lancaster, 
22 Nov., 1713, daughter of Rev. John and Mary ( -Gardner) 

Prentice, and widow of Daniel Robbins, of Lancaster, by whom he 
had no issue. 

Children by first wife, all born in Worcester except the first : 

i. Jonathan, 5 b. in Sudbury, 9 Aug., 1729; d. 4 Jan., 1732-3. 

12. ii. John, b. 19 May, 1731. 

iii. Jonathan, b. 15 May, 1733. 

iv. Sarah, b. 27 Jan., 1736-7; d. young. 

v. Elizabeth, b. 28 Dec, 1738. 

vi. William, b. 8 Feb., 1740-1; d. 16 Apr., 1749. 

vii. Rebekah, b. 5 Nov., 1742; d. 4 Oct., 1745. 

viii. Joseph, b. 31 Oct., 1744; d. 20 Sept., 1745. 

13. ix. James, b. 8 Sept., 1746. 

x. Mary, b. 3 Oct., 1747 ; m. 27 June, 1771, Dea. John Chamberlain. 

xi. Sarah, b. 28 Aug., 1749; m. Capt. William Jones. 

xii. William, b. 29 Jan., 1750-1; served in the Revolution; m. in Wor- 
cester, 25 Aug., 1771, Sarah, b. in Worcester, 1 May, 1751, dau. 
of Jabez and Sarah (Gookin) Tatman, of Worcester; had Mary, 6 
bapt. 18 Oct., 1772, and Sarah; no further record obtained. 

14. xiii. Joseph, bapt. 21 Mar., 1752; served in the Revolution. 

15. xiv. Tyler, b. 28 Apr., 1753. 

1907.] Family of Henry Curtis. 2G1 

7. Ma J. Joseph 4 Curtis (Ephraim? Joseph? Henry 1 ) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 22 Dec, 1721, and died in East Sudbury (now 
Wayland), 6 Oct., 1791. In 1757 he was Lieut, of the 1st Foot 
Company of Sudbury; in 1771 he was Capt. of the 1st Company, 
Troop of Horse; and 26 Oct., 1778, he appears, with the title of 
Maj., in Capt. Nathaniel Maynard's muster roll (Hudson's History 
of Sudbury, Mass., page 406). ' 

He married first, in Sudbury, 11 Sept., 1744, Jane, born in Sud- 
bury, 11 Apr., 1725, died there, 22 Feb., 1748-9, daughter of 
Peter and Abigail (Thompson) Plympton, of Sudbury; and mar- 
ried second, in Sudbury, 7 May, 1752, Abigail, born in Sudbury, 
18 Aug., 1733, died in East Sudbury, 16 Aug., 1805, daughter of 
Capt. David and Abigail (Jenison) Baldwin, of Sudbury. 

Children by first wife, all born in Sudbury : 

i. Sarah, 5 b. 23 Mar., 1744-5; m. 12 Oct., 1769, Ephraim Abbot. 

ii. Mary, b. 31 Aug., 1746. 

iii. Ephraim, b. 4 Aug., 1748 ; d. before 1798 ; m. 23 May, 1770, Relief, 
b. in Sudbury, 6 Nov., 1751, d. after 1798, dau. of Daniel and 
Thankful ( ) Putnam ; resided in Sudbury and Rutland, 

Mass. ; no further record obtained. Children : 1. Ephraim,* 
b. in Sudbury, 20 May, 1771. 2. Bebecca, bapt. in Rutland, 27 
Dec, 1772. 3. Jane, bapt. in Rutland, 12 Feb., 1775. 4. Lucy, 
bapt. in Rutland, 18 May, 1777. 5. Hannah, d. in East Sudbury, 
10 June, 1798. 

Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury : 

iv. Col. David, b. 22 Apr., 1753; cl. 27 Oct., 1832; m. 1 May, 1777, 
Abigail, b. 3 Sept., 1757, dau. of Elijah and Susannah (Stone) 
Bent, of East Sudbury; resided in East Sudbury; no further 
record obtained. Children: 1. Joseph, 6 b. 18 Aug., 1779. 2. David, 
b. 7 Apr., 1781. 3. Henry, b. 20 Apr., 1783. 4. John, b. — May, 
1785. 5. Elijah, b. —Aug., 1787. 6. Nabby, b. 11 Mar., 1792. ' 

v. Abigail, b. 21 May, 1755; m. 14 Dec, 1774, Rev. Jonathan Barnes. 

vi. Jane, b. 31 July, 1754; m. 22 Feb., 1780, Trowbridge Taylor. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 11 Aug., 1759; m. Hastings. 

viii. Lucy, b. 11 Apr., 1761 ; m. 26 Jan., 1786, John Flagg, Jr. 

ix. Lydia, b. 19 Apr., 1763; m. 16 June, 1783, David Baldwin. 

x. Joseph, b. 13 July, 1765; d. 22 Aug., 1770. 

xi. Catharine, b. 22 Apr., 1767; d. 19 Aug., 1770. 

xii. Rebecca, b. 6 July, 1769; d. 23 Aug., 1770. 

xiii. Joseph, b. 2 Jan., 1771. 

xiv. Capt. William, b. 14 May, 1774; d. 28 Jan., 1820; m. 14 May, 1807, 
Hannah Larnard; no further record obtained. Children: 1. 
Abigail.* 2. Catharine. 3. William. 4. George. 5. Hannah Jane. 

xv. Catharine, b. 9 Dec, 1775. 

8. Lieut. Samuel 4 Curtis (Ephraim? Joseph? Henry 1 ) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 1 June, 1724. In 1758 he served as Lieut, under 
Capt. Samuel Dakin in the expedition against Crown Point, and 
was killed 20 July, 1758, in the engagement at Half Way Brook, 
near Fort Edward, N. Y. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 20 Feb., 1745-6, Jerusha, born in 
Sudbury, 18 Dec, 1724, died there, 13 July, 1747, daughter of 
Robert and Abigail (Sawin) Cutting, of Sudbury; and married 
second, in Reading, Mass., 25 Aug., 1749, Hannah Nichols, perhaps 
daughter of Timothy and Hannah ( ), of Reading. 

Child by first wife, born in Sudbury : 

i. Jerusha, 5 b. 14 Nov., 1746; m. 6 Aug., 1769, her cousin Robert 

262 Family of Henry Curtis. [July, 

Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury : 

ii. Hannah, b. 10 Mar., 1752. 

iii. Samuel, b. 17 Jan., 1753. 

iv. Susannah, b. 23 Mar., 1756. 

v. Mary, b. 21 Sept., 1758. 

9. Joseph 4 Curtis (Joseph* Joseph, 2 Henry 1 ) was born in Medway, 
Mass., 24 Feb., 1727-8, and died there, 6 Nov., 1791. 

He married, in Medway, 12 Oct., 1757, Rachel, born in Medway, 
12 May, 1738, died there, 4 Mar., 1810, daughter of Henry and 
Hannah (Bullard) Daniels, of Medway. 
Children, all born in Medway : 

16. i. Jeremiah, 5 b. 25 Mar., 1758. 

ii. Abigail, b. 12 June, 1760; m. 30 Aug., 1777, Asa Adams, 
iii. Keziah, b. 16 Aug., 1764; ra. 6 June, 1785, Elijah Partridge, 
iv. Hannah, b. 26 May, 1775; rn. 29 Nov., 1798, Henry Bullard, Jr. 

10. Samuel 5 Curtis, Esq. (Ephraim? Ephraim* Joseph 2 Henry 1 ) was 

born in Worcester, Mass., 26 Sept., 1730, and died there, 18 Oct., 
1814. He was a Justice of the Peace, Lieutenant of Militia, a 
member of important committees in the Revolution, and a Repre- 
sentative in the General Court, 1778-1785, 1802, 1804, 1806. 

He married, in Worcester, 30 Mar., 1757, Mary, born in Wor- 
cester, 8 Nov., 1735, died there, 3 June, 1830, daughter of Maj. 
Daniel and Mary (Stone-Coggin) Ward, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i, Samuel, 6 bapt. 21 Jan., 1759; d. young. 

ii. Mary, bapt. 10 Feb., 1760; d. 12 Oct., 1839; unmarried. 

17. iii. Capt. Samuel, bapt. 11 Oct., 1761. 
iv. Ephraim, bapt. 3 Apr., 1763. 

v. Sarah, bapt. 23 June, 1765; m. 1 Dec, 1791, Samuel Boyden. 

vi. Levi, bapt. 4 Oct., 1767. 

vii. Lucretia, bapt. 27 May, 1770; m. 1 Jan., 1800, Aaron Flagg. 

viii. Lydia, bapt. 26 July, 1772 ; d. young. 

ix. Azubah, bapt. 22 Jan., 1775. 

x. Lydia, bapt. 13 Aug., 1780. 

11. Ephraim 5 Curtis (Ephraim , 4 Ephraim* Joseph 2 Henry 1 ) was born 

in Worcester, Mass., 6 Sept., 1736. The record of his death has 
not been obtained. 

He married, in Worcester, 4 Dec, 1763, Sarah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gallup) Paine, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Ephraim 6 (?), d. 9 Oct., 1839, aged 75 yrs. 

ii. Dolly, bapt. 6 May, 1765. 

iii. Sarah, b. 9 May, 1767 ; m. 28 Jan., 1790, Ebenezer Mower, 

iv. Nathaniel, bapt. 16 July, 1769. 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 Nov., 1771; m. 10 Jan., 1791, William Cham- 

vi. Catharine, bapt. 23 Jan., 1774. 

vii. Mary, bapt. 18 Feb., 1776. 

12. John 5 Curtis (John? Ephraim* Joseph 2 Henry 1 ) was born in Wor- 

cester, Mass., 19 May, 1731, and died there, 13 Dec, 1768. 

He married, in Worcester, 15 May, 1755, Elizabeth, born in Wor- 
cester, 14 Sept., 1732, died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 16 May, 1777, 
daughter of Phinehas and Elizabeth ( ) Hey wood, of Wor- 


1907.] Family of Henry Curtis, 263 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Rebecca, 6 b. 13 Feb., 1756; m. 19 Dec, 1782, Samuel Jennison. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1758. 

iii. John, b. 14 Nov., 17G0. 

18. iv. David, bapt. 30 Jan., 1763. 

v. Nathaniel, bapt. 18 Aug., 1765; cl. 28 June, 1818. 

vi. Dorothy, bapt. 26 July, 1767; m. 5 Dec, 1787, David Craige. 

13. James 5 Curtis (John, 4 Ephraim* Joseph, 2 He?iry l ) was born in Wor- 

cester, Mass., 8 Sept., 1746, and died 19 Jan., 1789, in Princeton, 
Mass., where he had settled. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, Mass., 24 May, 1770, Sarah, born in 
Shrewsbury, 25 June, 1749, died in Princeton, 19 Sept., 1787, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Abraham and Dinah (Rice) Eager, of Shrewsbury. 

Children : 

i. Azubah, 6 bapt. in Worcester, 20 Jan., 1771. 

ii. Sophia, m. 1 Jan., 1795, Samuel Smith. 

iii. Elizabeth. 

iv. James. 

v. Tyler, m. 18 Mar., 1802, Maryan Flagg. 

vi. Eager. 

vii. Sarah. 

14. Joseph 5 Curtis (John 4 Ephraim 3 Joseph, 2 Henry 1 ) was baptized in 

Worcester, Mass., 21 Mar., 1752, and settled in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
The record of his death has not been obtained. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, 1 Aug., 1774, Eleanor, born in 
Shrewsbury, 22 Feb., 1758, daughter of Dr. Edward and Mary 
(How) Flint, of Shrewsbury. 

Children, all born in Shrewsbury : 

i. Eleanor, 6 b, 15 Dec, 1774; m. in Worcester, 19 May, 1796, Jason 

ii. Catharine, b. 28 Aug., 1776; cl. 15 Nov., 1777. 
iii. William, b. 23 Jan., 1779. 
iv. Mary, b. 23 July, 1781. 
v. Catharine, b. 19 Sept., 1783. 

15. Tyler 5 Curtis {John 4 Ephraim 3 Joseph 2 Henry 1 ) was born in 

Worcester, Mass., 28 Apr., 1753, and died there, 16 Apr., 1807. 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Sept., 1776, Lydia, born in Worces- 
ter, 8 Oct., 1755, died there, 5 Oct., 1841, daughter of Jacob and 
Lydia (Stone) Chamberlain, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Tyler, 6 b. 15 Feb., d. 23 May, 1777. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 20 July, 1778 ; m. as his second wife, 4 June, 1804, 

Rev. David Long, 
iii. John, b. 5 Apr., 1781; cl. 14 Sept., 1783. 
iv. John, b. 23 Dec., 1783; cl. 3 Aug., 1826; m. 16 Mar., 1807, Nancy 

v. Sarah (or Sally), b. 2 Apr., 1786 ; cl. 24 July, 1788. 
vi. Dolly, bapt. 25 Aug., 1788; cl. 20 Jam, 1791. 
vii. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 17 May, 1791; m. 24 June, 1812, Jonathan 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 29 Aug., 1793; cl. 28 Mar., 1810. 
ix. Samuel, b. 12 June, 1796; d. 17 May, 1811. 
x. Tyler, b. 29 Feb., 1801; cl. 17 Mar., 1842. 

16. Jeremiah 5 Curtis (Joseph 4 Joseph 3 Joseph 2 Henry 1 ) was born in 

Medway, Mass., 25 Mar., 1758, and died there, 5 Aug., 1804. 

264 Family of Henry Curtis, [July, 

He married, in Sherborn, Mass., 1 May, 1783, Sarah, born in 
1762, died in Med way, 10 Nov., 1828, daughter of Jonas and Sarah 
( ) Greenwood, of Sherborn. 

Children, all born in Med way : 

i. Jeremiah, 6 b. 17 Oct., 1785; cl. 3 Jan., 1798. 

ii. Joseph, b. 6 Dec, 1787; m, 13 Mar., 1813, Annis Clark. 

iii. Sarah, b. 11 Aug., 1790; m. 8 Jan., 1809, Seth Allen. 

iv. Jesse, b, 13 July, 1792; m. 25 Nov., 1813, Lyclia Allen. 

v. Polly, b. 9 Dec, 1794; cl. — Jan., 1837; unmarried. 

vi. Keziah, b. 12 Sept., 1797; d. 24 Mar., 1798. 

vii. Jonas, b. 25 Nov., 1799; m. (int. rec. 9 Mar., 1824) Alma Bullarcl. 

viii. Achsa, b. 20 Apr., 1803; m. 14 Sept., 1826, Simeon Clark. 

17. Capt. Samuel 6 Curtis (Samuel? Ephraim? Ephraim? Joseph? 

Henry 1 ) was baptized in Worcester, Mass., 11 Oct., 1761, and died 
there, 29 Jan., 1811. He was a Capt. of Militia. 

He married first, in Worcester, 20 Aug., 1785, Eunice, born in 
Worcester, 16 July, 1762, died there, 22 Aug., 1802, daughter of 
Col. Benjamin and Abigail (Chad wick) Flagg, of Worcester; and 

married second, about 1806, Eunice, daughter of — Taft and 

widow of David Stowell, of Uxbridge, Mass. 

Children by first wife, all born in Worcester : 

i. Sally, 7 b. 25 Nov., 1785. 
ii. Abigail, b. 23 Feb., 1788. 
iii. Aaron, b. 5 May, 1790. 
iv. Samuel, b. 17 Apr., 1792. 
v. Ephraim, b. 8 Apr., 1794. 
vi. Lydia, b. 22 May, 1796. 
vii. John B., b. 29 Apr., 1798; cl. 29 July, 1823. 

viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 7 Sept., 1800; m. in Auburn, Mass., 4 Apr. r 
1731, Hannah S. Wakefield. 

Children by second wife, all born in Worcester : 

ix. Albert, bapt. 13 July, 1807. 

x. William. 

xi. Eunice, bapt. 21 Oct., 1810. 

18. David 6 Curtis (John? John? Ephraim? Joseph? Henry 1 ) was bap- 

tized in Worcester, Mass., 30 Jan., 1763, and died there, 12 Feb., 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Dec, 1791, Susannah, born in 
Rutland, Mass., 7 Jan., 1772, died in Worcester, 16 Dec, 1830, 
daughter of Lieut. Samuel, Jr., and Dorothy (Fletcher) Stone, of 
Rutland. She married second, 9 Dec, 1817, as his second wife, 
Silas Bigelow. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Dolly Frazer, 7 b. 16 Oct., 1792; cl. 26 Aug., 1796. 

ii. Susanna, b. 15 May, 1794; cl. 1 May, 1795. 

iii. Betsey (?), bapt. 15 June, 1794. 

iv. George, b. 23 Feb., 1796; lived in Worcester, Mass., Providence, 
R. I., and New York, N. Y. ; cl. in Jacksonville, Florida, 9 Jan., 
1856; m. (1) in Providence, 6 Mar., 1821, Mary Elizabeth, b. in 
Providence, 26 Oct., 1798, dau. of Hon. James, Jr., and Sally 
(Arnold) Burrill, of Providence; and m. (2) in Providence, 3 Apr., 
1834, Julia Bowen, b. in Providence, 17 Nov., 1810, dan. of Hon. 
Samuel Willard and Elizabeth (Paine) Briclgham, of Providence. 
Among his children were (by the first wife) : James Burrill, 3 b. in 
Providence, 22 Nov., 1821, cl. in England, 15 Jan., 1895; George 
William, L.H.D., LL.D., b. in Providence, 24 Feb., 1824, cl. in 
West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 31 Aug., 1892, an hon. 

1907.] Passenger Lists to America, 265 

member and hon. vice-pres. of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc. ; (by the 
second wife) Samuel Bridgham, b. in Providence, 2-i Dec, 1834, 
d. in West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 29 July, 1887; 
Lieut. -Col. Joseph Bridgham, S.B., b. in Providence, 25 Oct., 1836, 
d. at Fredericksburg, Va., 13 Dec, 1862; Edward, M.D., b. in 
Providence, 4 June, 1838 ; and John Green, M.D., LL.D., b. in New 
York, 29 Oct., 1844. 

v. Dolly Frazer, b. 1 Jan., 1798; m. 16 Sept., 1823, Dr. John Green. 

vi. Susanna (or Susan), b. 14 Sept., 1799; m. 24 Oct., 1827, Horatio 

vii. Juliana, bapt. 29 Mar., 1801. 

viii. Edward Whiting, bapt. 30 Jan., 1803; d. young. 

ix. Edward Whiting, b. 5 Jan., 1806; settled in Rhode Island. 

x. Rebecca Jenison, b. 18 Dec, 1808; m. 21 May, 1844, Thornton 
Alexander Merrick. 

xi. Mary Palmer, bapt. 26 Jan., 1812. 


Communicated by Gerald Fothergill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from Vol. 60, page 139.] 

List of Passengers on board the Prudence, of Philadelphia, Sworn at 
Dublin, 9 March, 1804. 

Thos Maitland aged 22 \ 

Ann " 56 f One family from 

and child 7 ( Baltinglass, Wicklow 

Mary Ann Maitland 19 / 

James Barry 25 Apothecary, Dublin 

John McDerniott 26 Clerk " 

James McCarty 26 " " 

John Gitten 30 " " 

and child 8 " 

Jane Hines 22 Glasnevin " 

Additional List of Passengers taken on board since the above was sworn 

John Nixon 26 Farmer, Manor Hamilton, Leitrim 

John Trevin 27 " " » " 

James Gore 24 Clerk, Dublin 

List of Passengers in the Eagle, for New York, sworn at Belfast, 10 
March, 1804. 

Josiah Kerr age 28 height 5- 8 Clerk, Loughbickyard. Thin faced 

and pretty fair 
Joseph " 21 5-10 Farmer, Hillsborough. Smooth and 

fair faced 
Hamilton " 17 5- Farmer, Hillsborough. Smooth and 

fair faced 
John M c Murdy 30 5- 7 Farmer, Banbridge. Pitted with the 



Passenger Lists to America, 


James M c MulIen age 28 height 5- 

Robert Cavart 



Jas Fulton 



Arthur Walker 



Thos Gordon 



Robert Whany 



Robt Smith 



Hu Hanison 



Paul Ro^an 



W m M c Kee 



Arclr 4 Williams 



John Benson 



Robert Patterson 


. 5- 

Adam Patterson 



John Dickson 



James Black 



James Moones 



Anthy M c Mordy 



Eliz Kerr 



Eliz Kerr 



Sarah Kerr 



Marg Cavart 



Eliza Walker 



Margaret Gordon 



Margaret Walker 



Jane Whany 
Nancy Williams 





6 Farmer, Loughbrickland. Red 
haired, smooth faced, and lame of 
a knee 

■ 2 Labourer, Rathfyland. Smooth and 

fair faced 

■ 8 Labourer, Maghrolin. Smooth and 

fair faced 
• 9 Labourer, Drumore. Yellow and 
smooth faced 

■ 5 Labourer, Drumore. Yellow and 

pitted with small-pox 

■ 7 Farmer, Drumore. Ruddy, a little 

6 Labourer, Hillsborough. Sallow thin 
and smooth faced 
11 Farmer, Drumore. Ruddy Com- 
plexion and black eyed. 
8 Labourer, Loughbuckland. Spare 

10 Labourer, M fc Stewart. Thin faced 

& ruddy 
8 Farmer, Castle Dawson. Smooth 
faced, fair haired 

3 Labourer, Near Drumore. Little 

pitted, black hair 

11 Farmer, Ballindeny. Black hair and 


6 Farmer, Ballindeny. Fair haired, a 

little pitted 

7 Farmer, Banbridge. Smooth face, 

black hair 
11 Lin nen draper, Banbridge. Smooth 
faced, black hair 

7 Farmer, Ballendeny. Little pitted, 
fair hair 

Farmer, Banbridge. Ruddy com- 

4 Spinster, Loughbickland. Brown 


6 Spinster, Hillsborough. Brown and 
smooth faced 

4 Spinster, Hillsborough. A little pit- 
ted with the small-pox 

Spinster, Rathpiland. Fair and 
smooth faced 

3 Spinster, Dromon. Fair, a little 


4 Spinster, Dromon. Fair and smooth 

Spinster, Hillsboro'. Yellow and a 

little pitted 
Dromon. Tender eyed and fair 
6 Spinster, Castle Dawson. Black 

haired, a little pitted 


Passenger Lists to America. 


Jane Dickson age 21 height 5- 3 Spinster, Bambriclge. Smooth and 

fair faced. 
Hamilton Brown 35 5- 4 Farmer, Killnechy. Pale faced and 

Jane " 35 5- 3 Spinster, Killnechy. Pale faced and 

W m Whaly a child 7 

List of Passengers to go on board the American Ship Maria, of Wil- 
mington, bound for Philadelphia, sworn at Londonderry, 10 March, 1804. 

Nancy M c Keever { 

iged 45 


Robert Fulton 



John Rice 



Mary Ann Hammond 



Nancy Fulton 



Robert Millar 



Arthur Murphy 



James Dougherty 



Jas M°Kinley 



Sarah Murphy 



Mary M (; Gomery 



Marg* Pearson 



Frans Scott 



James Dogherty 



Sam 1 McKinley 



Patt Karlin 



John M c Conway 



Mary M°Conway 



Hugh Smith 



Humphry Graham 



Tho s Graham 



Barny M c Canna 



Robert Leonard 



Henry Rankin 



W ln Anderson 



W m Edmond 



John Anderson 



Hen y Anderson 



W m Harkin 



Jos Arskine 



Jas Waker 



Sam 1 Bellman 



John Bellman 



Sam 1 Anderson 



Marg fc Anderson 



Ann Walker 



List of Passengers to New York on the Charles and Harriott, sworn at 
Sligo, 29 March, 1804. 

Martin Carney of Mogherow Labourer 

Peter Carroll " 

W m Curry Conought 

VOL. lxi. 18 



Passenger Lists to America. 


Fras M c Gowan 

of Mogherow 


Roger Gill 

Co. Fermanagh 


Bryan M c Manus 

it a 


Philip Rogers 



Robert Muns 



Alex r Rutledge 



Hugh Murray 
W m Moreton 


Co. Fermanagh 


Tho 8 M c Intire 



Bryan Collen 



John Flynn 



Michael Golden 



John Elliott 



Mich 1 Dunn 



Peter M c Garry 
Mich 1 OHara * 

Co Sligo 


James " 

a a 


Edw d " 

a a 


Pay ton Farrell 
Patt Fox 




Mark McGowan 
Tho 8 " 


Con. Hart 
James M c Morrow 

Co Fermanagh 



Alex r Martin 



W m Chambers 



Edwd Chambers 



A List of passengers from Londonderry to New York, on the ship 
American, sworn at Londonderry, 31 March, 1804. 

Pat k M c Kay ag 

Alex r " . 
Nancy " 
Thomas Bradley 
John Dougherty 
James Parks 
Thomas M c Gomeray 
Captain Sterling 
James Bond 
John Clyde 
Geo Crawford 
Robert Johnston 
Thos Ramsey 
Gerard Twine 
Owen M c Glenhy 
Mary M c Glenhy 
John Donaghy 
James Dougherty 
Elenor Dougherty 
James Patterson 
Alex r McDonald 
Hugh Ramsay 
Alexr " 

40 of Moghera 











Bally arlin 






New York 









Nn Cumber 



Nn Stewart 












Nn Limavady 
Nn Limavaddy 











Passenger Lists to America. 


James Dougherty aged 29 Money more 

William Donaghy 




William M c Laughlin 




John M c Loughlin 
Alex r " 

Mary " 

James Buchannon 
William Miller 
Alex Dougherty 







Nn Clinavady 

Tanner ? 








A List of Passengers intending to go by the British Brig Alexis, of 
Greenock, to Wilmington, North Carolina, sworn 29 March, 1804. 

M c Night 




jun 1 


Ja s 






James Flanagan 

James Gordon 

Hu Wilson 

Tho s Gormen 

W m Greyson 

Oliver Plunket 

Michael Mackay 

Terence Murphy 

Will 111 Vance 

Patrick Fenor 

Indorsed from Newry. 




age uncertain 







Near Belfast 

















A List of Passengers from Sligo to New York, sworn 29 March, 1804. 

W^ n Jeffers 
Alex Griffith 
John Hodman 
Geo Taylor 
Robt Griffith 
Jn° Low 
Robt Elliott 
Arch d " 
David Ellis 
Thos Armstrong 
And w Taylor 
Geo Young 
Mich 1 Farrill 
Jno McMorrow 
Peter Brady 
Jno Carty 
Patt M c Donogh 


































Passenger Lists to America. 


And w M c Nossen 

Ardnastran Clerk 

M c Donogher 



James " 


" M c Donogher jun 


Robt Cracy 


Edw d CrawfoM 


Ben Caffry 


Jas Caffuny 


W m Vaugh 



Henry Dowler 



Jn° Duffy 



Hugh Crawford 



Thos Pattinson 



Hugh Davis 



List of Passengers of the Ship Susan, of and for New York, sworn at 
Dublin, 28 March, 1804. 

Patrick Glenning aged 22 Fair, Monasterever, Kildare, Labourer 


Michael Cawlin 
Mary Kenny 
Edward Donagan 
Michael Branghill 
Eliza Fullard 
Frances Fullard 
Jane Fullard 
Nicholas Caffrey 
Patrick Wogan 
Good Rhind 
Keeron Carrill 
Thomas Durm 
Michael Taylor 
Thomas Matland 
Anne Matland 
Mary Ann Matland 
James Barry 
Edward M c Dermott 
Robert Dyas 
James Gore 
James Yates 
Joseph Dempsey 
Judith Campbell 
Jane Hyres 
Mark Kelly 
Mary Kelly 
John Foran 
Simon Donnolly 
Luke Toole 
William Christian 
Nicholas Hobart 
Michael Murthe 

24 ." » " Spinster 
23 Dark, Nober, Meath, Labourer 

36 " Dublin, Married 

21 Fair, Connotwood, Queens Co y , Labourer 

30 Sallow, Bala Braughin, Kings County, Labourer 

26 Fair, Edenderry, Kings Co y ., Spinster 

]_]_ a a a a a 

\() a a a a a 

21 Light, Monastereven, Kildare, Farmer 

20 Fair, Dublin, Gentleman 
23 Light, " " 

23 " " Servant 

28 Dark, Bala Braughen, Kings Co y ., Labourer 

38 Sandy, Dublin, Labourer 

21 Light, Dunlavan, Wicklow, Labourer 
56 Dark, " « Married 
20 Fair " « Spinster 
23 Fair, Dublin, Gentleman 

30 Dark, " 

19 Light, Kings Court, Cavan, Gentleman 

26 Sandy, Dublin, Gentlehian 

34 " Newry " 

18 Fair, Upper Wood, Queens Co y ., Servant 

25 Brown, Knockmack, Meath, Married 
30 " Drogheda, Married 

30 u Monastereven, Kildare, Farmer 
30 " " " Married 

35 Sandy 

22 Dark, Naas 

28 Fair, Donnybrook, Dublin, Clerk 

25 Fair, Dublin, Labourer 

30 Dark, Mullingar, Meath, Labourer 

25 Lurganlyseen, South, Labourer 

[To be continued.] 






1907.] The Sherman Family, 271 



By Frank Dempster Sherman, Ph.B., of New York City. 

41. Thomas 8 Sherman (Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ) [see Register, vol. xxiv, 
page 71] was born Aug. 8, 1658, in Portsmouth, R. I. He married, May 
26, 1702, Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cook) Wilcox. He 
was a farmer in South Kingstown, R. I., where he died in 1719. His widow 
married second, Dec. 8, 1720, Thomas Potter, Sr., who died in 1728. She 
died in 1756. 
Children : 

i. Josiah, 4 b. Mar. 2, 1703; m. June 4, 1727, Mary Potter, and had 
3fary,*b. Aug. 1, 1728; d. 1729. 

A. ii. Daniel, b. Nov. 27, 1706; m. Susannah Earle. 

iii. Ruth, b. about 1708 ; m. Feb. 1, 1726-7, Benjamin Potter; had Ruth, 

b. 1728, Thomas Benjamin, b. 1732, and Lydia, b. 1734. 
iv. George, a minor in 1728. 

B. v. Benjamin, a minor in 1730; m. (1) ; m. (2) Mary Sherman; 

m. (3) Sarah Elizabeth Cook, 
vi. Susannah, a minor in 1735; probably the Susannah who m. Sept. 
23, 1739, in South Kingston, R. I., Samuel Sheldon, and had 
Samuel, JBenajah, Mary, and Sarah. 

A. Daniel 4 Sherman (Thomas, 3 Pcleg, 2 Philip 1 ) was born Nov. 27, 1706, 

in South Kingstown, R. I. He married, May 22, 1735, Susannah 
Earle. He died in 1804. 
Children : 

i. Daniel, 5 b. Aug. 28, 1736; m. (1) Nov. 11, 1763, Hannah Stedman ; 

m. (2) Apr. 24, 1766, Rebecca Palmer; d. Mar., 1829. 
ii. Thomas, m. Monroe; lost at sea; no issue. 

C. iii. David, m. Hannah Sherman. 

iv. Edith, m. Job Babcock, of Colraine, Mass. 
v. Susannah, m. James Bramau. 
vi. Ruth, m. Joseph Holloway. 

B. Benjamin 4 Sherman ( Thomas 3 Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ) was born about 

1712, in South Kingstown, R. I. He married first, ; mar- y^ 

ried second, about 1714, Mary 4 Sherman (William, 3 Eber, 2 Philip 1 ), 
who was born June 29, 1724, and died May 12, 1762; and mar- 
ried third, May 19, 1771, Sarah Elizabeth Cook, in Preston, Conn. 
He died about 1788. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Jonathan, 5 m. Aug. 31, 1755, Terciah Powell. 
ii. Lydia, m. Dec. 8, 1757, Isaac Tanner. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Josiah, b. Sept. 21, 1745. 

iv. Abigail, m. Marshall Downing. 

v. Phebe, m. John Hoxsie, as his second wife; had Hannah, b. Nov. 
20, 1786, Thankful, b. May 3, 1788, Catherine, b. Nov. 21, 1789, 
Olive, b. Aug. 3, 1791, and Eason, b. Oct. 6, 1793. 

vi. Mary, b. Nov. 3, 1749; m: John Stanton; had John, Thomas, Sam- 
uel, Clark, Joseph, William, Lodowick, Benjamin, b. Jan. 11, 1780, 
Sally, Susanna and Polly; d. Aug. 4, 1838. 

272 The Sherman Family. [July, 

vii. Hannah, b. 1754; m. Nov. 26, 1775, David 5 Sherman, {Daniel ? 
Thomas? Peleg? Philip 1 ) ; d. 1845. 
D. viii. James,* bapt. July 17, 1762; m. Ruth Brewster. 

C. David 5 Sherman (Daniel, 41 Thomas, 3 Peleg? Philip 1 ) married, Nov. 

26, 1775, Hannah 5 Sherman (Benjamin, 4 Thomas, 3 Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ), 
who was born in 1754, and died in 1845. He died in 1829. 
Children : 

i. Polly, 6 m. William Holley. 

ii. Thomas. 

iii. Huth, m. Benjamin Baker. 

iv. David, b. Apr. 18, 1786; d. Aug. 29, 1865. 

v. Hannah, b. about 1788; m. John G. Larkin. 

D. James 5 Sherman (Benjamin* Thomas? Peleg? Philip 1 ) was born in 

South Kingstown, R. I., and baptized July 17, 1762, " at his father's 
house," by Rev. Samuel Fayerweather of St. Paul's Church, Nar- 
ragansett. He served for two years, 1781-83, in the Revolutionary 
War. He married, in 1788, in eastern New York, Ruth, daughter 
of William and Olive (Morgan) Brewster, and a descendant in the 
seventh generation from Elder William Brewster, who was born 
Oct. 25, 1764, in Lebanon, Conn., and died Feb. 1, 1845, in East 
Sharon, Pa. He died Jan. 12, 1839, in Moravia, N. Y. 
Children : 

Mary, 6 b. July 8, 1789; d. Aug. 1, 1794. 

Olive, b. Jan. 10, 1792 ; d. July 25, 1794. 

Benjamin, b. Apr. 25, 1794; m. Abigail Knight. 

James, b. Apr. 20, 1796; m. Fidelia Fairchild. 

Morgan, b, Mar. 29, 1798; m. Caroline Stewart. 

Josiah, b. May 26, 1800; m. Ruth Carr. 

Elias Brewster, b. July 29, 1803; m. Sarah Silver. 

George Washington, b. Feb. 11, 1805; m. Artemisia Mix. 

Thomas Webster, b. May 12, 1810; m. Sophronia Hurcl. 

E. Benjamin 6 Sherman (James? Benjamin* Thomas, 3 Peleg? Philip 1 ) 

was born Apr. 25, 1794, near Rome, N. Y. He married first, 

Abigail Knight ; and married second, in Cold water, Mich., Hannah 

Logan. He died Mar. 17, 1873, in Constantine, Mich. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Benjamin Franklin, 7 d. 1841-2. 

ii. Watts, b. Jan. 13, 1827; m. Oct. 29, 1856, DeLane Lancaster Rich- 

iii. Caroline, b. 1832-3; d. 1851. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. Benton Franklin, b. Aug. 26, 1842; m. Jan. 14, 1869, Anna Heck- 
man; d. Apr. 15, 1903. 
v. Eliza, b. June 2, 1847. 

F. James 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin, 4 Thomas? Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ) was 

born Apr. 20, 1796, near Rome, N. Y. He married, Feb. 28, 1821, 
in Groton, N. Y., Fidelia, daughter of Stephen and Ruth (Foote) 
Fairchild, who was born Nov. 8, 1799, in Ellenville, N. Y., and 
died Sept. 3, 1875, in Ash Grove, Va. He died Apr. 16, 1865, in 
Ash Grove, Va. 

* For an account of the discovery of the ancestry of James 5 Sherman, see Register, 
vol. lix, pages 221-222. 

















1907.] The Sherman Family. 273 

Children : 

i. Fidelia, 7 b. May 2, 1822; m. Jan. 1, 1846, James Walton Green; d. 
June 30, 1890. 

it. Aurelia, b. May 25, 1823; d. Dec. 7, 1823. 

iii. James Harvey, b. Feb. 22, 1825 ; m. June 29, 1845, Melosany Galpin ; 
d. July 11, 1896. 

iv. Morgan Dana, b. Nov. 3, 1826; m. Mar. 20, 1851, Amanda Ellen 
Tedford; d. June 24, 1882. 

v. Orson Mortimer, b. Feb. 27, 1828; d. June 15, 1832. 

vi. John Dempster, b. Oct. 25, 1829; m. (1) Aug. 10, 1857, Lucy, dan. 
of Daniel and Martha (Skinner) McFarland, who was b. June 14, 
1838, in Greenwich, N. Y., and d. Mar. 14, 1878, in Peekskill, 
N. Y. Their first child was Frank Dempster Sherman,* the com- 
piler. He m. (2) Oct. 25, 1880, Caroline Secor. 

vii. Caroline Albina, b. Oct. 30, 1838. 

viii. Franklin, b. Feb. 11, 1843 ; m. Sept. 13, 1867, Caroline Matilda Clapp 

G. Rev. Morgan 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin, 4 Thomas, 8 Peleg, 2 
Philip 1 ) was born Mar. 29, 1798, near Rome, N. Y. He married, 
Feb. 17, 1829, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Caroline, daughter of James 
and Hannah (Jameson) Stewart, who was born Jan. 18, 1804, and 
died Feb., 18G0, near Shelbyville, Mo. He died Nov. 10, 1857, 
near Shelbyville, Mo. 

Children : 

i. James Stewart, 7 b. Sept. 4, 1829; d. June 21, 1843. 

ii. Maky Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1832; m. Feb. 28, 1848, Tilmon Offutt 

Bailey; d. Feb. 18, 1849. 
iii. Hannah Caroline, b. Dec. 10, 1840; m. June 5, 1862, James Work 

Morrison; d. Feb. 9, 1865. 
iv. Martha, b. Apr. 12, 1842; d. Feb. 2, 1843. 

H. Josiah 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin, 4 Thomas, 3 Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ) was 
bom May 26, 1800, near Rome, N. Y. He married, Mar. 4, 1821, 

in Cortland, N. Y., Ruth, daughter of William and Carr, 

who was born Mar. 29, 1802, and died Feb. 27, 1879, in Wheat- 
field, Mich. He died Nov. 11, 1881, in Wheatfield, Mich. 

Children : 

i. William, 7 b. Aug. 18, 1822; m. (1J Oct. 11, 1846, Angeline Brown, 
who d. in 1850; m. (2) Feb. 1, 1852, Charlotte Cobb, who d. June 
29, 1876; m. (3) Mar. 28, 1879, Mrs. Laura Lockwood ; m. (4) 
Feb. 22, 1894, Mrs. Arlina (Miles) Hazelton ; d. May 2, 1900. 

ii. Daniel, b. Jan. 6, 1824; d. Aug. 30, 1825. 

iii. Emmeline, b. Apr. 26, 1826; m. Sept. 24, 1848, Samuel Skadan; d. 
Mar. 4, 1850. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1829 ; m. Mar. 4, 1846, George Bush. 

v. John Wesley, b. July 10, 1831 ; cl. Oct. 17, 1831. 

vi. Malinda, b. Aug. 28, 1832; m. Jan. 23, 1851, Curtis Benjamin Sim- 

vii. Amanda, b. Aujr. 28, 1832 ; m. Dec. 28, 1854, Daniel Johns Cobb, Jr. ; 
cl. Sept. 13, 1862. 

viii. Louisa Ruth, b. Apr. 14, 1835; m. July 12, 1854, William Henry 

ix. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1838; m. Apr. 11, 1858, William Benjamin 

x. Josiah Benjamin, b. Aug. 18, 1840; d. Mar. 23, 1865. 

xi. Manly Hard, b. Jan. 6, 1843; m. June 22, 1870, Helen Maria Bur- 

274 The Sherman Family. [July, 

I. Elias Brewster 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin* Thomas* Peleg? 
Philip 1 ) was born July 29, 1803, near Rome, N. Y. He married, 
Jan. 1, 1833, in Cassopolis, Mich., Sarah, daughter of Jacob and 
Abigail (Piper) Silver, who was born in 1807, in Hopkinton, N. H., 
and died Feb. 18, 1897, in Cassopolis, Mich. He died Nov. 14, 
1890, in Cassopolis, Mich. 
Children : 

i. Ellen Silver, 7 b. Oct. 21, 1833; m. Nov. 25, 1852, John Tietsort; 

d. Aug. 2(3, 1862. 
ii. Emma Bkewster, b. Dec. 4, 1835; m. Dec. 28, 1853, George W. 

Jones; d. Nov. 20, 1870. 
iii. Byron Hamlet, b. Nov. 27, 1838 ; cl. Sept. 22, 1861. 
iv. Irving Voltaire, b. Oct. 6, 1840: m. (1) Feb. 5, 1861, Diantha Allen, 

who d. Apr. 13, 1878; in. (2) Aug. 2, 1899, Mary Edna Warner. 
v. Sarah Maria, b. Aug. 18, 1843; m. Mar. 13, 1862, T. McCinon 

Hull; d. Mar. 13, 1870. 
vi. Edna Celia, b. Apr. 23, 1846 ; m. Nov. 2, 1865, Maxwell Z. Norton, 
vii. Jacob Silver, b. Apr. 26, 1850; m. Nov. 27, 1883, Eva White. 

J. Rev. George Washington 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin , 4 Thomas, 8 
Peleg, 2 Philip 1 ) was born Feb. 11, 1805, near Rome, N. Y. He 
married, July 23, 1826, in Locke, N. Y., Artemisia, daughter of 
Elisha and Polly (Orvis) Mix, who was born June 6, 1805, in 
Locke, N. Y., and died Nov. 2, 1880, in East Sharon, Pa. He 
died, Nov. 17, 1889, in East Sharon, Pa. 

Children : 

i. Olive, 7 b. Aug. 28, 1827; m. May, 1844, Samson Short. 

ii. Louisa, b. Feb. 15, 1830; m. Apr. 4, 1847, Elijah Stowell. 

iii. James Elisha, b. Mar. 16, 1832 ; m. May 23, 1858, Emily Jane 

iv. Aurelia, b. Apr. 3, 1834; m. July 4, 1852, Lot Crawford. 
v. Orson George, b. Apr. 19, 1836 ; m. Jan. 30, 1866, Azuba Genette 

vi. Oliver Elias, b. Feb. 23, 1839; m. (1) Mar. 13, 1862, Sarah Ann 

Hill, who cl. Apr. 25, 1887; m. (2) Sept. 15, 1887, Mrs. Emily 

Louisa (Castle) Matteson. 

K. Thomas Webster 6 Sherman (James, 5 Benjamin, 4 Thomas, 8 Peleg,' 2 
Philip 1 ) was born May 12, 1810, in Locke, N. Y. He married, 
July 24, 1832, Sophronia, daughter of Elijah and Caroline Hurd, 
who was born Oct. 20, 1811, and died Nov. 10, 1868, in Genesee, 
Pa. He died Mar. 17, 1871, in Genesee, Pa. 
Children : 

i. Phebe Ann, 7 b. Jan. 4, 1836 ; m. July 4, 1860, William Henry Jones, 
ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 20, 1839; m. Dec. 5, 1863, Hanuah 

iii. Ellen Amanda, b. May 1, 1842; m. July 4, 1860, Chauncey William 

Gilbert; cl. Sept. 5, 1*889. 
iv. Thomas Jefferson, b. Nov. 13, 1844; m. Aug. 5, 1867, Harriet 

Amelia Webster. 
v. Mary Elizabeth, b. Apr. 7, 1846; in. (1) Jan. 22, 1863, George 

Manville Miller, who d. Apr. 4, 1878; m. (2) Mar. 5, 1882, Edward 

vi. Caroline Cordelia, b. Mar. 15, 1818; m. July 22, 1864, Norman 

Wesley Keech; d. Dec. 29, 1894. 
vii. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1849; m. Dec. 17, 1876, Ida Clarissa 

viii, Walter Wood, b. Mar. 4. 1851 ; m. Mary Jane Slawson. 
ix. Samuel Sylvester, b. Mar. 31, 1854 ; m. Oct. 28, 1877, Clelda Crum. 

1907.] Bulloch Family Record. 275 


Communicated by the late William Blake Trask, A.M.,* from a manuscript 

presented by him to the Society. 

A Record of the ages of M r John Bullock's Famely, 

N B This was written November 26 th 1821 By Isaac Bullock Grand- 
son of the above And only Son of his 5 th son Isaac Bullock 

John Bullock, the father of the following Children, was born rnonday 
february- 4 th AD 1740. . was master of a vefsel in the southern, and West 
India trade . . - he was accidentally drowned, while attempting to go 
onboard his vessel from the shore on the 24 th of march 1778, in the 39 tu 
year of his age. 

Barbara Bullock, the mother of these children was born Sunday, febru- 
ary 15 th 1738. Departed this life, sometime in november 1798 in the 51 8t 
year of her age — 

Their first child, Samuel Bullock was born april the sixth 1763 — Wed- 
nesday morning., followed the seas from a youth and for many years 
master of vefsels out of the ports of Salem and Boston employed in foreign 
trade, he removed from salem many years prior to the time this was writ- 
ten, to some part of the province of Maine where he is still living for aught 
the writer knows having heard from him not long since 

Their second Son, John Bullock, was born friday morning august 16 th 
1765. . followed the seas from Childhood, went to Europe, it is believed 
to England, in 1783. . after which time no certain knowledge of him was 
ever had, 

Their first daughter, Barbara Bullock, was born friday morning august 
28 th 1767 was twice married but had no children. First to James Goodale 
and last to John Tibbetts, She departed this life sometime in the Autumn 
of 1804 

Their 3 d Son, Benjamin Bullock was born, Wednesday night September 5 th 
1770. . like his father, and his brothers, he was early inured to the hard- 
ship's and privations of a sailors life, in the latter part of the revolutionary 
war when he was about 10 or 11 years of age, being at sea, he was taken 
by an enemy's vessel, and underwent a vigorous imprisonment in a foreign 
land, by attention and perseverance he was gradually advanced and for 
many years went master of vefsels Out of Salem & Boston — by this means 
he realized a handsome Fortune, he retired for several years before his 
death into the country and purchased a farm in Sturbridge. he was twice 
married. — by his first, Benjamin and Abigal. . by his second, William. 
Hasket. Maryann. and Horatio. He Departed this life sometime in the 
spring of 1812 in his 42 fl year 

Their 4 th son Nathaniel Bullock was born monday morning august 3 d 
1772. . 

Their 5 th son. . Isaac Bullock. . was born Sunday morning December 
25 th 1774. he was early initiated in his father's profession and followed 
the seas the remainder of his life. . in the spring of 1800 when just ar- 
rived from Europe he was solicited to go out to Havannah as mate of the 
Brig Helen, Andrew Haraden, master, to which he reluctantly consented 
and sailed from Boston Wednesday June 10 th 1800. . his journal is con- 
tinued up to Monday June 30 th . . close in with the land. He died of the 

*Mr. Trask, who was the oldest living member of the Society (elected in August, 
1851), and a former Editor of the Register, died 9 December, 1906, in his 95th year. 

276 Lawrence Family of Groton, [July, 

yellow fever, July 13 th 1800. leaving behind him, a widow* and infant 
sont to lament his premature and sudden death. 

Their 6 th son Joseph Bullock . . was born Thursday evening May 1 st 
1776. . Began a sailor's life when young, and died in the bloom and vigor 
of life, somewhere in the West Indies about July 15 th 1800 shortly after 
his brother 

Their 2 d daughter, Mary Bullock, was born Sunday night February 22 d 
1778. . married to Benjamin Silvert and by him had two children Mary 
and Sophia. . She departed this life sometime in the autumn of 180o.§ 


By Hon. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. 

The following account of several Groton families is furnished in order 
to correct certain errors which appear in the Rev. John Lawrence's " Gen- 
ealogy of the Family of John Lawrence" (Boston, 1869). The leading 
error is printed on page 79, where it is said that John Lawrence, born at 

Groton, Nov. 13, 1741, married Sarah , and had seven children. 

According to the author "Mr. John Lawrence died Dec. 26, 1799, having 
been thrown from a sleigh in Cambridge, in the sixtieth year of his age, 
the same person, it is believed [Italics mine], who was born in Groton, 1741. 
The widow Sarah died Nov. 16, 1810, aged sixty-five years." This belief 
on the part of the author, based on an entire misapprehension of facts, has 
led to much confusion in the record of many families, as printed in the 
book. In fact it breaks utterly the connection of these families with this 
line of descent, and without authority adds another line of descendants. 

Without attempting to trace the various branches as there mentioned, I 
will give the correct record of John Lawrence, together with an account 
of some of his descendants. The facts in the main are taken from the 
family Bible, now in the possession of Abel Lawrence, a grandson. 

Nathaniel Lawrence, Jr., and Dorothy Chamberlain, both of Groton, 
were married by the Rev. Caleb Trowbridge, on Feb. 4, 1728-9 ; and they 
had eight children, of whom John was the youngest son, born Nov. 13, 
1741, and died Nov. 26, 1822. See Groton Historical Series (III. 388) 
for a reference to the funeral of " Widow Lawrence y e mother of John 
Lawrence aged 83 years," which took place in April, 1790. John mar- 
ried Abigail, eldest daughter of Ezekiel and Abigail ( ) Nutting, 

born Oct. 10, 1753, and died July 10, 1847 ; and they had eight children, 
as follows : 

John, born April 4, 1777, died July 9, 1834. On July 16, 1799, 
he married Margaret Gragg, who died May 20, 1845. (See Gro- 
ton Epitaphs, p. 183.) 

Nathaniel, born April 28, 1779, and died June, 1779. 

*She was Martha Trask, born Nov. 2, 1777, daughter of William and Martha (Lar 
rabee) Trash and aunt of William Blake Trask, A.M. (See Register, ante, vol. 55, 
page 325, and vol. 57, page 67.) 

f Isaac Bullock, the writer of this family record. 

% Benjamin, son of Francis Silver, was baptized in Salem, Oct. 9, 1774. 

§ According to the Parish List of Deaths, 1785-1819, by Rev. William Bentley, D.D., 
she was married at the age of 21. had two sons who died in infancy, one born in 1803, 
the other in 1807, was a descendant of the Rev. Mr. Ulmer who came from Germany 
to Maine, and died May 5, 1809, aged 31 (pages 84, 102, 112). 

1907.] Lawrence Family of ' Groton. 271 

Nathaniel, born July 25, 1780, and died July 1, 1831 ; his widow 

Sally died Sept. 19, 1840. 
Ezekiel, born July 20, 1783, and died Sept. 30, 1789. 
Abigail, born Sept. 6, 1786. 

Abel, born June 12, 1789, and died Mav 4, 1835. 
Sarah, born April 8, 1792, and died Oct. 26, 1822. 
Mary, born April 1, 1795. 

Nathaniel, son of John and Abigail (Nutting) Lawrence, was married 
to Sally Shattuck, daughter of Job and Elizabeth (Blood) Shattuck, born 
May 2, 1790. He died July 1, 1831, and his widow, Sept. 19, 1840. 

Their children were : 

Nathaniel, born August 4, 1808, married Eliza Hubbard, had two 
children, and died about sixty years ago. 

Abigail, born Jan. 3, 1811, and died Aug. 23, 1812. 

John, born Feb. 26, 1813, and died Aug. 13, 1816. 

Daniel, born June 14, 1815, and died May 15, 1843. 

Abigail, born Aug. 11, 1817, and died in Lowell, June 15, 1835. 

John, born Sept. 22, 1819, and died unmarried in Townsend, Sept. 
7, 1897. 

Elizabeth, born Dec. 26, 1821, married Aug. 31, 1849, Alvin Da- 
vis, son of Silas and Patty Davis, of Hubbardston. They lived 
for fourteen years in Elmira, N. Y. ; and after her husband's 
death she returned to Groton, and is now (1907) living with her 
brother Abel, on Hollis Street. 

Abel, born Aug. 5, 1824, was married, March 5, 1849, at Townsend, 
by the Rev. Luther H. Sheldon, to Eliza, daughter of Minot and 
Sophronia (Hall) Baldwin, of Townsend. His wife died at Gro- 
ton, Sept. 14, 1893. 

William, born Dec. 9, 1827, and now living at Laconia, N. H. He 
has been married, and has had two daughters, but the wife and 
both children are dead. 

The children of Abel and Eliza (Baldwin) Lawrence are Abel Lorenzo, 
born at Groton, March 2, 1850, married Nelly Payne, of Detroit, Mich., 
and died there, Sept. 12, 1893, leaving two sons, both married, of whom 
one, Harold Payne Lawrence, took the degree of M.D., at the Detroit 
College of Medicine in May, 1905 ; and 

Charles, born at Townsend, April 23, 1851, married, Aug. 18, 1880, 
Fanny D. Marsh, daughter of Charles D. and Margaret (Quackenbush) 
Marsh, of Marlboro ; now living at Groton, no children. 

The will of the first Nathaniel, here mentioned, is on file in the Middle- 
sex Probate Office at East Cambridge. It is dated August 30, 1775, and 
was received at the office on October 4, 1775 ; and his death must have 
taken place between those dates. It was not probated at Cambridge, — 
where the office then was, — until May 28, 1776. The delay, doubtless, 
was due to the confusion in the neighborhood during that Revolutionary 
period when the town was occupied by the American troops. The assent 
to its probate was signed by five of the children, and by a grandson 
Nathaniel, only son and surviving heir of Nathaniel, Jr. In his will he 
mentions son John, whom he made executor, daughter Dorothy Hudson, 
sons Thomas and Isaac, daughter Abigail Gilson, and daughters Eunice 
and Martha. His daughter Dorothy was married to Benaiah Hudson, of 
Pepperell, on March 7, 1754, and his daughter Abigail, to Nehemiah Gil- 
son, of Groton, probably in the year 1765 ; and they both had large families. 

278 Genealogical Research in England. [July? 


Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. 

[Continued from page 189.] 

An Adventure to New England from Dorchester, England, 

in 1623. 

Among the uncalendared Proceedings of the Court of Requests 
of Charles I. (Bundle 64, Public Record Office, London) is an 
"answer," dated Oct. 12, 1634, by Rev. John White of Dorches- 
ter, England, to a " bill " against him and his associates in an " ad- 
venture," from 1623 to 1628, to New England, to recover the value 
of some salt said to have been seized at Cape Anne by the agents 
of the "adventurers." In this ' r answer," Rev. John White gives 
the following list of his associates in the "adventure " : 

Sir Francis Ashley, Knight William Derby 

William Whiteway the elder Thomas Devenish 

* Joseph Underwood § Robert Coker 

John Cooke Benjamin Devenish 

William Loder Bernard Toup 

Patroclus Cooke Richard Savage 

Josiah Terry John Blachford 

Edmund Dashwood || Richard Bury 
tJohn Hill Humfry Joint 

Henry Maber William Spering 

Gilbert Loder IF Richard Watts 

Dennis Bond Mathew Bonder & 

$George Way This defendant [i. e. John 

James Gould ■ White, clerk.] 

all of Dorchester, and 

## Michaell Humfry, gen., Walter Newburgh 

William Whiteway the younger Johan Gould, widow, 

* A Joseph Underwood appeared in Hingham, Mass., in 1637, and later settled in Wa- 

fThis John Hill was third son of Roger Hill, gent., of Poundsford in Pitminster, co. 
Somerset. He had a first cousin John Hill, born about 1600, who was of Chaffcomb, co. 
Somerset, in 1628, but of whom no later record appears there, and who may have been 
the John Hill who was in Dorchester, Mass., about 1633. (See " John Hill of Dorches- 
ter, Mass., 1633," pp. 96-97) 

Jit was probably this George Way who is mentioned in the records of Dorchester, 
Mass., Jan. 2, 1637-8, as having previously had a grant of land; but it does not seem 
likely that he ever came to New England. " Widow Way " is mentioned in the list of 
the proprietors of the "great lots" in Dorchester, Mass , Feb. 23, 1646-7, and perhapsf 
she was widow of this George Way who certainly was tbe partner with Thomas Pur- 
chase in the Pejepscot, Me., grant, in 1632, and*whose son Eleazer Way settled in 
Hartford, Conn. (See " Geoi'ge Way and his Descendants.") Doubtless Henry and 
Robert Way, early of Dorchester, Mass., were related to George Way of Dorchester,! 

§ A Robert Coker came to New England from London in the spring of 1634, in the| 
ship Mary and John, and settled in Newbury, Mass. 

JJ A Richard Berry was of Barnstable, Mass., in 1643. 

1 A Richard Watts settled in Hartford, Conn., before 1640. 

** A Michael Humphrey (son of Samuel and Susanna, of Lyme Regis, co. Dorset) was| 
of Windsor, Conn., as early as 1643. 

1907.1 Genealogical Research in England. 279 

William Tilly Giles Miller 

John Terry ' John Pitt 

Richard Bushrod Mathew Pitt 

Robert Miller John Long 

Robert Cheeke, clerk, Edward Clerk 

Miles Bownes John Guy 

Christopher Erie, esq., John Savage 

Edward Frencham Mathias Nicholles 

Steven White John Jope 
William Roydon 

all sithence deceased, and 

Sir Richard Strode of Chalmington, Knight, 

Sir Walter Erie of Chaborough, 'Knight, 

John Brown of Frampton, Esquire, 

Margarett Allen of Bloxworth, widow, 

William Smith of Winterborne St, Martin, 
*Thomas Purchase, then of Dorchester, 

John Sacheverell of Stoake, clerk, 

William Bradish, clerk, Dr. of Divinity, of Puddletowne, 

George Hardy of Compton Abbas, 

John Ball of Langton, 

Edward Pele, of Compton Valence, 

Henry Maniford of Long Burton 

Robert Welsteed of Bloxworth, 

Robert Veare, Sometymes of Fordington, 

Christopher Vyney of Walterston, 

Giles Stoodly the yonger of Broade Winsor, 

William Willis of Puddletowne, 

James Mew of Caundle, 

Thomas Kete of Chesselborne, 

Thomas Pelham of Compton Valence, Esquire, 

Robert Raw, of Bettiscombe, gen., 

Walter Burges of Buckland 

Josias Cooth of Shirborne, 

John Gal ton of Lul worth, 

William Tucker of Beamister, 

Johan Derby of Beamister, widow, 

Nicholas Polden of Caundle, 
f Roberte Whetcombe of Shirborne, 

Nathaniell Heighmore of Caundle, 

John Snooke of Temple Comb, 

Giles Green of Amington, 

JWilliam Harvy of Langton, 

William Golsney of Holnest 

all in the said county of Dors fc , and 

Lawrence Adyn & \ living about Shrowsbury 
Charles Adyn j in Shropshire, 

♦This Thomas Purchase was partner of George Way in the Pejepscot grant, in 1632. 
He came to New England and settled in Lynn, Mass., where ne died May 11, 1678, 
aged 101. 

f John Whitcomb, of Doixhester, Mass., about 1635, was probably from the vicinity 
of Sherborn. 

J A William Harvey appeared in Taunton, Mass., in 1639. 


280 Genealogical Research in England. [July, 

Josuah Martyn, living about Glavell in the county of Somers* 

Amias Martyn of Ireland 

William Gould neere Exon in the county of Devon, 

Henery Gould & \ brothers of the said 

Edward Gould j William Gould, 

Francis Crossing of Exon 

Richard Allen of Ditchet, 
John Connant of Lymington, 
Richard Cooth of Ensom 
John Snooke of Temple Combe 

all in the county of Somerset, and 

Walter Young, esquire, of Coliton, 
*John Poole, Baronett, of Colcomb, 

William Fry, esquire, of Yarty, 
*Periam Poole, gent., 

Mere Morton 

Richard Mallack, gent., of Axmouth, 
^Elizabeth Poole of Seaton 
fJohn Davy of Crediton, 

all in the county of Devon, and 

Morgan Hayne, living about New Castle, 

^Thomas Southcott, esquire, of Mohunt Ottery, 

Hen y Walrond, esquire, 

Joseph Long, gent., of Sidbury in the county of Devon, 

Sir Arthur Smythes, Knight, 

Anthony Wilkius, 

Pawle Derby & ) , ,, ■,. . . -,-, 
. ., j^ J , y both living in Jt 1 ranee, 

Anthony Derby ) & 

§ Henry Smyth, living in New England, 

Christopher Viney, 
|| George Dier, living in New England, 

Mary Hussey, widow, 
IF John Humfrey, gent., living in New England 

John Raymond & 
## Jolm Vincent, 

John White, esquire, J 

John Garney, & >• all of London.. 

M r Alden ) 

* Sir John Poole, Bart., and Periam Poole were brothers of Elizabeth Poole (men- 
tioned post) and William Poole who came to Taunton, Mass., about 1637. (See Vivian's 
Visitations of Devon, p. 6i>3.) 

f Johu Davie, of Crediton, was first cousin to Sir John Davie, Bart., of Sandford, 
whose youngest son, Humphrey Davie, came to New England. 

X Mr. Richard Southcott and Mr. Thomas Southcott were among the first settlers of 
Dorchester, Mass., and applied to be admitted freemen, Oct. 19, 1630. 

$ Henry Smyth was of Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and later of Springfield. 

|| George Dyer was of Dorchester, Mass., in 1630. 

Ill John Humphrey was of Lynn, Mass., and many years an Assistant. He married a 
daughter of the Earl of Lincoln. 

** Two John Vincents appear early in New England ; one at Sandwich, Mass., in 1636, 
the other at New Haven, in 1639. 

[To be continued.] 

1907.] Descendants of Edward and John Collins. 281 




Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Edward 1 Collins appears first at Cambridge, Mass., in 1638, 
where he was deacon of the first church, and was made freeman May 13, 
1640. From 1654 to 1670, with the exception of the year 1661, he was 
a representative in the General Court. He lived many years on the plan- 
tation of Gov. Craddock at Medford, and at last purchased it, selling off 
considerable portions of it. 

He and his brother John 1 were all their lives active men. Cotton Mather, 
in the Magnolia, speaks of Edward 1 as the " good old man, the deacon 
of the church at Cambridge, who is now gone to heaven ; but before he 
went thither, had the satisfaction to see several most worthy sons become 
very famous persons in their generation." He died in Charlestown, Mass., 
Apr. 9, 1689, aged 86 years. The place from which they emigrated in 
England has not been ascertained. 

Edward 1 Collins brought with him his wife Martha and several children. 
Children : 

i. Daniel, 2 b. 1629, in England; merchant; resided in Kouigsberg, 

2. ii, John, b. 1633, in England; d. Dec. 3, 1687. 

3. iii. Samuel, b. 1636, in England ; d. in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 10, 1696. 
iv. Sibyl, b. 1638; m. (1) in 1654, Rev. Johu Whiting, Harvard Col- 
lege 1653, minister at Salem, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., who d. 
at Hartford, Sept. 8, 1689; m. (2) Rev. John Russell of Hadley, 
Mass., who d. Dec. 10, 1692, aged 65. 

v. Martha, b. Sept., 1639. in Cambridge; m. Rev. Joshua Moody, 
Harvard College 1653, minister at Portsmouth, N. H., who d. at 
Boston, while on a visit, July 4, 1697. 

4. vi. Nathaniel, b. Men. 7, 1642, in Cambridge; d. at Middletown, Dec. 

28, 1684. 
vii. Abigail, b. Sept. 20, 1644, in Cambridge; m. in 1663, John, son of 

Capt. Thomas Wiilet, who d. Feb. 2, 1664. 
viii. Edward, bapt. June, 1646, in Cambridge. 

2. John 2 Collins (Dea. Edward 1 ), born in England in 1633, Harvard 
College 1649, became a minister, returned to England in the time of 
the Civil War, and " became a celebrated preacher in London hav- 
ing a sweet voice and a most affectionate manner in the pulpit." He 
was chaplain to Gen. Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle, when he 
marched out of Scotland into England, but accepted no place under 
the Act of Uniformity. He succeeded Rev. William Mallory as pas- 
tor of a large independent congregation at Pinner's Hall, London. 

No pastor, says his epitaph by Cotton Mather in the Magnalia, 
however great his excellences, ever called forth from the living 
church more veneration in life or deeper grief for his death. He 
died in London, Dec. 3, 16tt7. 

He was married, and had a son John, 8 born in London about 
1673, who succeeded Nathaniel Mather as minister in Lime Street, 
London. In 1702, John 8 Collins, Jr., was engaged at the ordina- 
tion of the celebrated Dr. Isaac Watts in Mark Lane. He died sud- 
denly, Mar. 19, 1714, when he was little more than 40 years of age. 

282 Descendants of JSdward and John Collins. [July, 

3. Samuel 2 Collins (Dea. Edward 1 ) married Mary , who was 

admitted to full communion at Cambridge, May 31, 1664, where he 
probably resided until 1664, when he removed to Saybrook, and 
shortly afterwards to Middletown, where he resided most of his life. 
He went to Scotland in 1658, while his brother John was at Edin- 
burgh, but came back soon, and was casually at Cambridge, 1675, 
and Charlestown, 1678, otherwise he resided mostly at Middletown. 
He had lands recorded at Middletown, Feb. 28, 1667 ; and on Mch. 
22, 1670, had a list of £58. He was Representative in 1672. His 
wife Mary died May 5, 1713/14. 
Children : 

i. Edward, 3 b. June 18, 1664, at Cambridge. 

ii. Martha, b. Mch. 3, 1666, at Middletown; m. Jan. 8, 1689-90, Wil- 
liam Harris. 

5. iii. Samuel, b. Oct. 21, 1668. 

iv. Sibyl, b. Feb. 25, 1671( ^ j,-.- ). 

v. Mary, b. June 16, 1672: 

vi. Abigail, b. June 2, 1673. 

vii. Daniel, b. Oct. 5, 1675; d. June 6, 1689. 

4. Rev. Nathaniel 2 Collins (Dea. Edward}), born in Cambridge, 

Mch. 7, 1642, Harvard College 1660, was a minister, and was or- 
dained pastor of the church at Middletown, Nov. 4, 1668. He had 
lands recorded to him at Middletown, Jan. 24, 1664. He is one of 
Cotton Mather's worthies, of whom the Magnalia says : " There were 
more wounds given [by his death] to the whole colony of Connec- 
ticut in our New England, than the body of Csesar did receive, 
when he fell wounded in the senate-house." 

He married, Aug. 3, 1664, Mary, daughter of William Whiting, 
who died Oct 25, 1709. He died Dec. 28, 1684. 
• Children: ± r1>^ • 

i. Mary, 3 b. May 11, 1666; m. Jan., 1684, John, b. Dec. 14, 1658, son 
of Giles Hamlin of Middletown; d. Jan. 2, 1733. 

6. ii. John, b, Jan. 31, 1668. 

iii. Susannah, b. Nov. 26, 1669; m. May 25, 1692, William Hamlin, b. 

Feb. 3, 1667, of Middletown, who d. May 22, 1733. 
iv. Sybill, b. Aug. 20, 1672; d. young. 

v. Martha, b. Dec. 26, 1674; d. June, 1748; m. in 1705, Thomas Hurl- 
burt of Middletown, who d. 1756. 
Nathaniel, b. June 13. 1677 ; Harvard College 1697 ; d. Feb. 6, 1758. 
Abigail, b. July 31, 1681; d. Aug. 14, 1776; m. July 9, 1702, ScrgW 
^W-rHro-Ha-W**^ of Middletown, who d. Mch. 29, 1761. 
viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 16, 1683; cl. Apr. 23, 1683. 

-#^of ^ 

Samuel 3 Collins, Jr. {Samuel^ Edwvad' l \ of Wethersfleld, mar- 
ried, Oct. 26, 1704, Martha . 

Children : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. Jan. 21, 1705. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 8, 1706; m. June 2, 1731, Rebiena Smith; lived 

in Wethersfleld. Children: 1. Isaac,* b. Feb. 27, 1732; m. Sept. 

5, 1754, Esther Belding; had a son Simeon, 6 , b. Jan. 19, 1755. 2. 

Robert, b. June 5, 1734. 3. Charles, b. Oct. 6, 1736; d. young. 4. 

Anna, b. July 14, 1738. 5. Prudence, b. Sept. 20, 1740. 6. Olive, 

b. Mch. 13, 1743. 7. Charles, b. Nov. 11, 1746. 8. Rachel, bapt. 

July 20, 1749. 9. Rebiena, bapt. July 20, 1749. 10. Keziah, bapt. 

July 20, 1749. 
iii. Martha, b. July 9, 1709; m. Mch. 10, 1734, Peter Blinn. 

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iv. David, b. May 13, 1712; lived in Wethersfleld ; ra. Nov. 11, 1742, 
Sarah Cole. Children: 1. Abigail? b. Dec. 4, 1743. 2. Lucy, b. 
Dec. 5, 1745. 3. Josiah, b. July 26, 1748; d. Nov. 22, 1749. 4. 
Josiah, b. Sept. 26, 1750. 

v. Daniel, b, Aug. 27, 1714. 

vi. Hannah, b. June 7, 1717 ; d. May 19, 1773 ; m. Sept. 16, 1742, Abra- 
ham Goodrich. 

vii. Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1720; m. Mch. 18, 1750, Obadiah Dickinson. 

viii. John, b. Jan. 8, 1723 ; lived in Wethersfleld ; ra. Mch. 8, 1742, Lydia 
Allis. Children: 1. Amos? b. June 5, 1746. 2. Keziah, b. June, 

ix. Benjamin, b. Nov. 13, 1724; lived in Wethersfleld ; m. Jan. 30, 1755, 
Bathsheba Dunick; had one son, Moses? b. Jan. 6, 1756. 

x. James, b. Oct. 30, 1727; m. Nov. 5, 1747, Elizabeth Riley. Children : 
1. Elizabeth, 5 b. May 2, 1748. 2. Patience, b. Nov. 9, 1749. 3. 
Lydia, b. June 5, 1752. 4. Zebedee, b. July 16, 1755. 

6. John 3 Collins (Nathaniel* Edward 1 ) married, Dec. 24, 1707, Mary, 

daughter of Judge John Dixwell, the regicide. 
Children : 

i. Nathaniel, 4 b. Nov. 17, 1708. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 23, 1710 ; m. May 10, 1737, John Carruthers of Guil- 
ford, Vt., who was living in 1793, at Bennington, Vt. 

iii. John, b. Mch. 18, 1712; d. May 6, 1714. 

iv. John (twin), b. Nov. 13, 1714; d. Oct. 12, 1715. 

v. A child (twin), b. and cl. Nov. 13, 1714. 

vi. Sybil, b. Aug. 1716. 

vii. Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1718-19. 

7. Rev. Nathaniel 8 Collins, Jr. (Nathaniel,' 2 Edward 1 ), minister of 

Enfield, married, in 1701, Alice, daughter of Rev. William Adams 
of Dedham, Mass., who died Feb. 19, 1755. 
Children : 

i. Ann, 4 m. Ephraim Terry of Enfield. 

ii. Nathaniel, m. in 1735, Abigail Pease of Enfield, who was b. 1708 ; 
had three sons and six daughters. 

<?\ / il\5 

1. John 1 Collins, Sr., of Boston, \ brothop o f D oa,>£dwa^Vp ro ^ a hIy J** 

came to this country a few years earlier than his brother. He was admit- 
ted to the church at Boston, Apr. 4, 1646, and took the oath as freeman, 

May 6, 1646. He married Susannah . He was a shoemaker and 

tanner, and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. 
In 1640 he had a grant of land at Braintree, for three heads. He died Mch. 
29, 1670. 

Children : 

2. i. John, 2 b. 1640; d. Dec. 10. 1704. 

ii. Susannah, b. Mch. 24, 1643, bapt. Apr. 5, 1646, at Boston ; m. Mch. 
25, 1662, Thomas Walker of Boston, brickmaker, a freeman in 1690. 
iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 5, 1645; bapt. Apr. 5, 1646, at Boston, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 8, bapt. Apr. 16, 1648, at Boston. 

2. John 2 Collins, Jr. (John 1 ), may have been born in England and have 
come to New England with his parents. He learned his father's 
trade of shoemaking and tanning. In 1663 he went to Middle- 
town, about the tyne his cousins Samuel and Rev. Nathaniel went 
there. Soon after, he went with Samuel to Saybrook. He signed 
the New Plantation Covenant of Branford, but he did not remain 
long there, for in Dec, 1669, he was at Guilford. In 1682 he was 
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284 Descendants of Edward and John Collins. [July, 

appointed to teach the Grammar School for a quarter of the year, 
on trial, and continued some years after. 

His will was proved Jan. 1, 1704/5. His list was not large. He 
married first, Mary (? Trowbridge), who died in 1667; married 
second, June 2, 1669, Mary, daughter of John Stevens and widow 
of Henry Kingsworth ; and married third, Mch. 6, 1699, Dorcas, 
daughter of Samuel Swain and widow of John Tainter. She mar- 
riedtas her second husband, William Wheeler, and died May, 1734. 

Children by first wife : 
i. MARY, 3 b. 1663; d. 1695; m. Jan. 29, 1681, Dea. Nathaniel Chap- 
man, who d. Apr. 5, 1726. 

3. ii. John, b. 1665; d. Jan. 24, 1751, aged 86. 

4. iii. Robert, b. 1667; d. Aug. 20, 1745. 

3 John 8 Collins, Jr. {John, 2 John 1 ), tanner and cordwainer of Guilford, 
married, July 23, 1691, Ann, daughter of John Leete and grand 
daughter of Gov. William Leete, who died Nov. 2, 1724. In 171b 
his whole list was £138. 

Children : 
i. Ann, 4 b. May 9, 1692; d. Oct. 11, 1745; m. Mch. 21, 1720, Daniel 

Bartlett, Jr., of Guilford, who d. June 10, 1769. 
ii. Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1694; d. Feb. 2, 1729. 

5. iii. John, b. Feb. 23, 1697. 

iv. Timothy, b. Feb. 11, d. Feb. 19, 1698. 

6. v. Timothy, b. Apr. 13, 1699; Yale College 1718; of Litchfield; d. 

Feb. 7, 1777. 

7. vi. Daniel, b. June 13, 1701; d. Oct. 8, 1751. 
vii. Susannah, b. Sept. 25, d. Oct. 5, 1703. 

8. viii. Samuel, b. Nov. 2, 1704; d. Dec. 6, 1784. 

ix. Mercy, b. Jan. 19, 1707; m. Samuel Hopson of Wallingf ord , no 

9. x. Oliver, b. Oct. 18, 1710; d. Feb. 20, 1788. 
xi. Avis, b. Apr. 1, 1714; d. Nov. 1, 1754. 

4. Robert 3 Collins {John, 2 John 1 ), of Middletown and Meriden, mar- 

ried first, June 24, 1689, Lois Bennett of Southampton, L. L, who 
died in 1704 ; and married second, June 3, 1707, Eunice, daughter 
of Edward and Elizabeth Foster. His will, dated Jan. 2, 1741, was 
proved Sept. 2, 1745. He had a house and land listed in Guilford 
in 1690 at £24. He joined the church in Meriden, Oct. 22, 1729, 
and was at Wallingf ord in 1735 and 1740. 

Children : 
i. Robert, 4 b. Oct. 12, 1690; d. Oct. 2, 1703. 
ii. Mary, b. July 8, 1693 cl. Oct. 6, 1703. 
iii. Thomas, b. June, 1695; d. Nov. 20, 1700. 

10. iv. Jonathan, b. Apr. 28, 1698. 

v. Eunice, b. June 3, 1700 ; m. Horton. 

vi. Lament, b. 1704 ; d. at Middletown, May 13, 1732. 

vii Mary, b. Apr. 26, 1708, at Middletown ; m. Andrews. 

11 viii. Robert, b. Feb. 17, 1710, at Meriden; cl. Oct. 4, 1757. 
12. ix. Edward, b. Aug. 7, 1711; d. Jan. 2, 1802. 

5. John 4 Collins, Jr. {John? John? John 1 ), of Guilford and New York, 

married Rachel Mix of New Haven, who died Nov. 23, 1760. 
Children : 

John b b. Sept. 11, 1718 ; went to Richmond, Mass. ; m. Bethia 

Hepzibah, b. Sept. 21, 1720; m. Mch. 28, 1744, Isaac Stow from 




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iii. Sybil, b. Sept. 21, 1723. 

iv. Asa, b. Apr. 8, 1725. 

v. Capt. Pitman, b. Oct. 28, 1726; d. Feb. 2, 1791 ; lived in Guilford; 

m. (1) Lydia , who d. May 3, 1772 ; m. (2) Sept. 2, 1772, 

Mary Handy, who d. July 5, 1829, aged 76; no children. 

vi. Kuhamah, b. Sept. 9, 1728. 

vii. Leah, b. Oct. 22, 1730; m. Mch. 25, 1754, Silas, son of Abraham 
Parmelee of Goshen. 

viii. Uriah, b. July 8, 1732 ; d. Jan. 9, 1793 ; of Wallingford ; m. Lydia,, 
clau. of Aaron Cook of Wallingford, who was b. 1736 ; no chil- 

ix. Nathan, b. Jan. 4, 1734; d. Mch. 20, 1760. 

x. Manassah, b. May 21, 1735; went to Richmond, Mass.; married 
; no children. 

xi. Asenath, b. Mch. 10, 1737. 

xii. Tyrannus, b. July 4, 1741; of Richmond, Mass.; m. Abigail Bish- 
op. Children : 1. Manassah.* 2. Hannah. 

6. Rev. Timothy 4 Collins (John, 3 John, 2 John 1 ), Yale College 1718, 

lived in Litchfield, Conn. He married, Jan. 6, 1723, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel Hyde of Lebanon. 
Children : 

i. Oliver, 5 b. Mch. 7, 1724; lived in Litchfield; m. June 22, 1746, Sa- 
rah Hyde of Lebanon. Children: 1. Timothy.* 2. Sarah, m. 
Stephen Baldwin. 3. Ann, m. John G. Gotta, a Hessian soldier. 
4. Oliver. 5. James. 

ii. Anne, b. Aug. 20, 1725. 

iii. Charles, b, Aug. 5, 1727; lived in Litchfield South Farms; m. 
June 18, 1752, Ann, clau. of John Huntington of Lebanon. Chil- 
dren : 1. Levris. 6 2. Elizabeth, m. James Pierpont. 3. Lois, m. 
Robert Pierpont. 4. Eunice, m. James Hococks. 5. Anne. 6. 
Charles, m. Sept. 4, 1783, Esther Knapp. 7. Bhoda, m. Evelyn 
Pierpont. 8. Loraine. 9. Darius. 10. David. 

iv. Lewis, b. Aug. 8, 1729; d. in infancy. 

v. Rhoda, b. May 13, 1731. 

vi. Cyprian, b. Mch. 4, 1733 ; lived in Goshen ; d. Jan. 8, 1809 ; m. Jan. 
9, 1756, Azeuba Gibbs of Litchfield. Children : 1. Ambrose,* m. 
Mary Baldwin. 2. Tryphena, m. Abraham Waddams. 3. Aman- 
da, m. Joseph Brooks. 4. Philo, m. Nov. 3, 1782, Olive Foote. 5. 
Anna, m. Moses Wadhams. 6. Luranda, m. Elijah Turner. 7. 
Bhoda, m. Alexander Norton. 8. Timothy, m. Miranda Norton. 
9. Cyprian, m. Huldah Norton. 10. Fhebe, m. David Wadhams. 
11. Tyrannus, m. Eliza Goodwin. 

vii. Ambrose, b. Mch. 30, 1737; Yale College 1758; became a minister 
and a missionary to the Indians, about 1760; was probably mur- 
dered by them, as he was never heard from afterwards; never 

viii. John, b. June 1, 1739; m. (1) Lydia, dau. of Jonathan Buell; m. 
(2) Jan. 8, 1769, Sarah Parmelee; had three sons and five daus. 
Among them were : John, 6 Lydia, Ambrose, and Ann, who m. 
Charles Marsh. 

7. Daniel 4 Collins (John, 8 John, 2 John 1 ), of Guilford, married, Mch. 

15, 1725, Lois Cornwall of Litchfield, who died Feb. 4, 1768, aged 67. 
Children : 

i. Anne, 5 b. Feb. 23, 1726; d. July 20, 1760; m. Jan. 17, 1753, Timo- 
thy, son of Daniel Fowler of North Guilford, who cl. Apr. 9, 1761. 

ii. William, b. Mch. 10, 1728; d. Apr. 12, 1775; lived in North Guil- 
ford; m. May 25, 1758, Ruth, dau. of Aaron Cook of Walling- 
ford, who was b. Sept. 8, 1738, and cl. June 9, 1790. Chil dren ; 
1. Loraine, 6 m. Rev. Reuben Parmelee. (27~WUliam. 3. Aaron 
Cook. 4. Daniel. 5. Samuel. 6. Ruth, mTD'r." Eld ad Lewis. 7. /"y^/- 
Lucy, m. Samuel Tuttle. v. ' / 


286 Descendants of Edward and John Collins. [July, 

iii. Lorraine, b. Jan. 1, 1731; d. Apr. 19, 1794; m. Hon. Oliver Wol- 
cott of Litchfield, Gov. of Conn., who d. Dec. 19, 1797, aged 71. 

iv. Freelove, b. Nov. 30, 1732; d. Dec. 13, 1765; m. Nov. 7, 1752, 
Stephen Baldwin of Goshen, Conn., who d. Jan. 27, 1766. 

v. Avis, b. July 21, 1734; d. Nov. 23, 1812; m. Oct. 8, 1760, Daniel 
Bartlett of North Guilford, who cl. Apr. 11, 1803. 

vi. Lois, b. Mch. 9, 1736; d. May 8, 1795; m. Dec. 2, 1761, Nathaniel 
Stone of Guilford, who d. Nov. 4, 1815. 

vii. Daniel,!). Jan. 30, 1738; Yale 1760; clergyman; livecl in Lanes- 
boro, Mass. ; cl. Aug. 26, 1822; m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Moses Ly- 
man of Goshen, who was b. Sept. 29, 1744. Children : 1. Daniel. 6 

2. Sally, m. Dr. Porter. 3. Loraine. 4. William, m. Sally 

Graves. 5. Ruth. 6. Samuel. 7. Anne. 

viii. Zerujah, b. Feb. 28, 1740 ; m. Joseph Chidsey. 

ix. Augustus, b. Aug. 7, 1743; lived in North Guilford; d. Apr. 30, 
1814 ; m. June 9, 1768, Mary, dau. of Simeon Chittenden, who d. 
Jan. 21, 1821. Between 1783 and 1813, Gen. Collins represented 
Guilford 35 times in the General Assembly. Children: 1. Zeru- 
jah, e m. Edward Jessup. 2. Alexander. 3. David Chittenden. 4. 
'Freelove. 5. Orra. 6. Augustus. 7. Simeon. 8. Rev. Augustus 
Baldwin. 9. Maryanne. 

x. Ruth, b. July 4, 1745 ; m. June 2, 1767, Gen. Moses Lyman of Goshen, 

xi. Demetrius, b. Dec. 6, 1741 ; d. Jan. 15, 1742. 

8. Samuel 4 Collins (John* John, 2 John 1 ) lived in Guilford, and mar- 
ried, Oct. 20, 1734, Margaret, daughter of William Leete. She 
died Aug. 12, 1796. 

Children : 
i. Margery, 6 b. Mch. 25, 1732; cl. Aug. 13, 1806; m. June 20, 1756, 

Samuel, son of Nathaniel Johnson of Guilford, who d. May 1, 

ii. ANNe, b. Oct. 30, 1735 ; cl. unmarried, Nov. 12, 1803. 
iii. Samuel, b. June 6, 1737 ; cl. Aug. 17, 1756. 
iv. Gurdon, b. Jan. 4, 1740 ; cl. unmarried, 
v. Thomas, b. Jan, 18, 1742 ; cl. unmarried, Mch, 23, 1748. 
vi. Charles, b. July 31, 1744; d, unmarried, Feb. 26, 1823. 
vii. Sarai, b. Jan. 11, 1748; d. Nov. 12, 1826; m. James Amos; no chil- 

viii. John Thomas, b. July 11, 1749; d. at sea, June 4, 1773; lived in 

Guilford; m. Nov. 23, 1768, Submit, b. Mch. 20, 1752, dau. of 

Zachary Field of Guilford. She m. (2) Mch. 30, 1774, Joshua, 

son of Samuel Field of Guilford and North Bristol, and d. 1845. 

Children: 1. Cynthia. 6 2. Hannah, m. Dec. 14, 1798, Phinehas 


9. Oliver 4 Collins (John, 9 John, 2 John 1 ) lived in Guilford, and mar 
ried first, Nov. 6, 1730, Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. Thomas Hall, 
who died May 19, 1750; married second, June 11, 1752, Ann 
Smithson, who died Aug. 26, 1753 ; and married third, Sept. 28 
1753, Abigail Bartlett, who married second, in 1789, Joseph Brad 
ley of Guilford, and died Jan. 2, 1820. 
Children : 
Tryphena, 5 b. Feb. 3, 1732 ; m. Apr. 18, 1752, Charles Stone, latei 

of Cincinnati. 

Luther, b. Nov. 8, 1736; was drowned Mch. 3, 1751; unmarried 

iii Oliver, b. Nov. 1, 1738; lived in Guilford, Conn., and Lee, Mass. 

m. Oct. 22, 1761, Hannah Wilcox of Killingworth. Children : , 

Oliver. 6 2. Avis. 3. Elias. 4. John. 5. Isaac. 

Darius, b. Dec. 27, 1740; d. Mch. 6, 1822; lived in Guilford; m 

Aug. 4, 1762, Hannah, bapt. Aug. 28, 1743, dau. of Stephe 

Spencer of Guilford, who cl. Oct. 30, 1797. Children : 1. Friend 


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1907.] Descendants of Edward and John Collins, 287 

2. Hannah. 3. Polly, m. Oliver D. Crane. 4. Buth, m. Apr. 7, 1800, 
William Spencer. 5. Julia, m. Edward Powers. 6. Jonathan. 

v. Dan, b. Aug. 3, 1744; lived in Richmond, Mass.; d. Feb. 6, 1826; 
m. May 25, 17G6, Amey, dau. of Bezaleel Bristol, who d. Mch. 3, 
1807. Children: 1. Olive, 6 m. Enoch Betts. 2. Eunice. S.Amy. 
4. George. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Balph. 7. Dan, d. young. 8. Eliza- 
beth, m. Oct. 22, 1802, James Phelps. 9. Olive, m. Dec. 13, 1802, 
Ransom Williams. 10. Dan. 11. Lois, m. Feb. 5, 1811, John Col- 
lins. 12. Wealthy, m. Calvin McKnight. 

vi. Luranda, b. 1746 ; m. May 5, 1774, Jacob Coan of Richmond, Mass. , 
and Johnstown. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 1748; d. Oct. 18, 1838; m. (1) June 5, 1786, Jarad 
Benton of Guilford, who d. Mch. 3, 1802 ; m. (2) Oct. 2, 1805, Lot 
Benton of Guilford, who d. Sept. 24, 1814. 

viii. Joel, b. 1750; lived in Guilford, Conn., and Whitestown, N. Y. ; 
m. Bethia, dau. of James Hall of Wallingford, who d. May 25, 
1802. Children: I.Jeffrey. 6 2. Electa, m. May 27, 1804, Augus- 
tus Stone. 3. Jason. 4. Luranda, m. Samuel Chittenden. 5. 
Elizabeth, m. John Palmer. 6. Joel. 7. Eli. 

ix. Rhoda, b. 1752; m. Jared Atkins; removed above Albany, N. Y. 

x. Lois, b. 1754; m. William Hatch of New Canaan, N. Y. 

xi. Luther, b. 1756 ; d. July, 1794 ; m. Elizabeth (or Polly) Doolittle of 
New Haven, who d. Apr. 5, 1811 ; no children. 

xii. Huldah, b. Oct., 1758; m. (1) Joseph Parmelee, who d. at sea, Feb. 
16, 1785; m. (2) Mark Spencer, who d. in Salisbury. 

xiii. Lucretia, b. June 3, 1767; d. June 11, 1852; m. Sept. 29, 1789, 
Joel, son of Abraham Fowler of Guilford, who d. Feb. 3, 1837. 

xiv. Claudius Lysias, b. May 13, 1769; d. 1852; of Granville, Mass., 
and Granby, Conn. ; had a dau. Juliana. 6 

10. Jonathan 4 Collins (Robert, 3 John, 2 John 1 ) lived at Middletown and 

Wallingford, Conn. He married first, May 24, 1725, Mary Whit- 
temore, who died Apr. 21, 1741 ; and married second, Aug. 22, 
1744, Agnes Lynn, who died May 31, 17G5. 
Children : 

i. Lois,* b. Feb. 27, 1726; d. Mch. 17, 1726, buried at Middletown. 

ii. Dan, b. May 22, 1727; d. May 13, 1735. 

iii. Burnett, b. May 13, cl. Sept. 29, 1729. 

iv. Lois, b. Aug. 13, 1730; d. Nov. 12, 1732. 

v. Lament (twin), b. July 4, 1745 ; d. Nov. 30, 1782 ; m. Brenton Hall. 

vi. Daniel (twin), b. July 4, 1745. 

vii. Agnes, bapt. Feb. 1, 1747. 

viii. Mary, bapt. Jan. 27, d. Oct. 6, 1751. 

ix. Keturah, bapt. Dec. 2, 1753. 

x. Jonathan, bapt. June 1, 1755; of Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y. ; m. Sa- 
rah Couch. 

xi. Keturah, bapt. 1757. 

xii. Levi. 

xiii. Martha, m. Dr. Jonathan Hall of Meriden. 

xiv. Selden. 

xv. Oliver, d. Aug, 14, 1838 ; lived in New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; 
served in the Revolution and War of 1812; was a general; m. 
, and had a dau. Sarah. 6 

11. Robert 4 Collins, Jr. (Robert, 3 John, 2 John 1 ), lived in Meriden, and 
married, May 4, 1736, Abigail Abernetha, who died June 3, 1787. 

Children : 

i. Lemuel, 5 b. Apr. 20, 1737; m. Anne , who d. Sept. 9, 1805. 

aged 67. Children : 1. John. 6 2. Lemuel. 3. Daniel. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 12, 1740. 

iii. Robert, b. 1744. « 

iv. Edward, b. 1750; d. Jan. 17, 1808, m. — , and had a son Ed- 
ward. 6 


Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


12. Edward 4 Collins (Robert* John," 1 John 1 ) lived in Meriden, and 
married, Aug. 29, 1738, Susanna Peck. 
Children : 

i. Molly, 6 b. Aug. 3, 1738 ; m. Sylvanus Griswold of Windsor. 

ii. Dan, lived in Meriden ; d. Nov. 10, 1819 ; m. Susannah, dau. of Capt. 
Aaron Lyman of Wallingford. Children: 1. Molly, 6 m. Benja- 
min Curtiss. 2. Susannah, m. Jonathan Edwards. 3. Lacy, m. 
Moran. 4. Lyman, m. Betsey Carter. 5. Betsey, m. Col. 

Stephen Seymour, 
iii. Samuel, of Meriden, Conn., and New York State; m. 
had Samuel 6 and Halsey. 




Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from page 177.] 

Baptisms in Scit. South Parish, from 1 st . January, 
eighteen hundred ten. — S. Deane. 


Children Bap. 

Parents of the Children. 



Joshua Turner 

Cap. Elisha Foster 


3 d . 

Turner Hatch 

Bailey Jenkins 




Melzar Damon 



Martin (in private) 

Jos. Cushing 




Nath 1 Cushing 2 d 




Elnathan Cushing 



Ann. Jane 

Elnathan Cushing 



Sarah Delano 

Sam 1 . Foster 



Betsey (adult) 

George Torrey 




Seth Foster 



Hervey Turner [by Mr 

Warren Sylvester 



Mary Thomas] 

Maj Jno. James 


2 d . 

James [by Mr Allen] 

Elisha Briggs 



March" 3 d 

W m Cushing 

Cap Josh a Jacobs 




Pickles Cush g [Cushing] J 



Israel (in private) 

John Nash 



Temperance James 

Cap. Thos Southworth 




Sam 1 Waterman 



Dorcasina ) 
& Ruth ) 

Elijah Bowker 


7 th 

Abigail Tilden 

D r . Cushing Otis 


Anson Robins 

Sarah Otis 

James Curtis. 


Elnathan Cushing 

Theodore Parsons 

David Bowker 


Rufus Litchfield 

1907.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


W ra Phillips 

Cap Luther Tilden 


Dimick Bowker 



Sarah Hatch 

Elisha Tolman 



Martha Turner 

Nath 1 . Eells. 



Mary Ann. 

Elisha Heyden. 


1 st . 


Dea. Thos. Cushing. 





Ebenezer (adult in priv.) 

Stephen Totman. 




Ebenez r Totman. 




Eben r . Totman. 



Mary Jacobs 

Tim° Foster 



Martha Phillips [?] 

Rev. Sam 1 . Deane 




Cap Elisha Foster 



Mary (adult) 

Nath 1 . Turner. 



Hay ward Pierce 

Nath 1 . Cush*. 2 d . 


1 St 

Sam 1 . Stetson 

Cap. Storer of Portl d [Portland] 


11 th 

Rachel Woodw d 

Bailey Jenkius. 




Allen, Clapp 




Rufus Litchfield. 


22 d 


Joseph Cushing. 





James Otis 

Cap. Seth Foster. 




Melzar Daman 




Elnathan Cushing 



Geo. Partridge 

Cap Jas. Sparrell 



Jno. Hillard 

David Bowker 



Desire Otis 

James Curtis 


5 th 

Chas. Freder k 

Rev. Sam 1 . Deane 




Pickles Cushing Jr 




Cap Josh a . Jacobs 




Dimick Bowker 







Nath 1 . Eells 




Rufus Litchf d . 


2 d 


Nath 1 . Cushing 2 d . 




Abr m . Harris. 


22 d 

Levi (adult, private) 

Dwelly Clap 




3 d 

John (in private) 

Cap.Thos.South th . [Southworth] 




Timo y . Foster 



Ann ah Brooks 

Allen Clap 




Josi h . Stodart. 



George (private) 

Cap : Thos. Southw th . 




Dea. Thos. Cushing 


Lem 1 . Cushing 

Sam 1 . Waterman 


3 d 

Hann h Lincoln (adult) 

Sam 1 Elms 



Lucy Nichols 

James Curtis 


J St 

Benjamin \ 


Israel / 

Thorn 8 . Lapham 

Rachel Clap / 


J St 

M rs Sally. 

Tho 8 . Lapham & wife 



Records of Second Church of Scituate. 


Nov. 5 th 


David Bowker 

Nov. 12 th 

Stephen ) 
Samuel j 

Abrah m . Harris 



June 2 d 

Elizabeth (adult) 

Solom 11 Lincoln 

Juno 9 th 


Elisha Hay den 

July 7 


Cap Jas. Sparrell 

July 7 


Melzar Daman 

July 14 


Cap Elisha Foster 

Sep 1 st 


Cap W m Brooks J r v 

Nov 3 

Geo. Ward 

Cap. Josh a . Jacob. 

Dec. 1 st 

Lydia King 

Pickles Cushing Jr. 

Dec. 8 

Lydia King 

Thomas Lapham 



Oct. 5 th 

Polly Bowker 

Allen Clap. 

Oct. 19 

David Richm d . 

Joshua Jacob 

Nov. 9 tb . 

John Milton 

Rev. Samuel Deane 



June 7. 

Hannah Clap 

Timothy Foster. 

Aug 16 


Nathaniel Eells. 



June 6 tb 

Cha s . Gushing 

Henry Sheafe Esq r 

July 4 th 


Elisha Hayden 

Aug 1 st 

Lucy Brooks 

Cap. Luther Tilden. 

Nov. 7 th 


Cap. Elisha Foster. 



July 2 d 


Samuel Adams Turner. 

Aug 6 th 

Catharine Whiton 

David Bowker. 

Aug. 6 

James Clapp 

David Bowker. 

Aug. 6 

Joshua Bryant 

Jacob Read. 

Sep. 3 d 


Joshua James. 

Oct 20 th 


Samuel Turner. 

Nov. 2 d 


James Curtis J r 

Nov. 2 d 

Sam 1 . Deane 

James Curtis J r 



July 1 st 

Lucretia ) 
Helena j 

Allen Clapp 

Sep. 2 d . 


Cap. Luther Tilden. 

Oct. 7 th 

Jos. James. Lloyd 

Cap. Isaac Whittemore 

[three sons] 


do. do. 

Geo. Parsons 

M r . Eb r . Thayer Fogg. 

do. do. 

Hervey Hatch 

Bailey Jenkins. 



June 8. 

Thompson Philips. 

Maj. W m Hamatt 

Sep 1 st . 

Helen Maria 
/ Benj a Franklin 

Rev. Sam 1 . Deane 

Oct. 6 th 

| Edw d . Hart. 

iWid. Sarah Delano. 

j Sarah. 

j (wid. of W m ) 

' Lucy Snow 


Oct 6 th 

Helena Clap. 

David Bowker. 



June 17 th 

Mary Loisa 
in private 

Samuel Foster. 

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3 d . 

Sep. 28 th 
Oct. 5 th . 

June. 6 




July 4 th 


Aug 1. 
Sep 5. 

Nov 7 

June 12 

Aug 15 th 

( Eunice 

I John Thaxter 


Chas. Walter 

M rs . Huldah Jacob 

Freeman ) 
Dexter ) 
Mary j 
Henry j 

Deborah ) 

Hannah Jacob j 
Ch 8 . Thomas 
Cushing Otis 




2 d 


Feb. 4 th 
July 22 d . 
Aug. 5. 

Aug 31 st 
Oct. 14 


Oct. 5. 

Nov. 2. 
Nov. 16 


Noah Nichols ) 
William V 

Cushing ) 

John Howland 
(in private) 


Mary Randall 1 
Anne Appleton > 
William Henry ) 



Horace Tower 

Chas. Edward 

Ebenezer Thayer 

M rs Lydia Bowker Bishop 



Eliz th . Robinson 



David Shiverick 

M r . Lot Litchfield 

M rs . Desire Sparrell 

Martha James 
James Newton 
Mary Turner 
Sarah Ann 


Cap. W m Brooks 

Allen Clap. 
Elisha Hayden. 

dau. of Lazarus Bowker 

child", of M rs . Huldah 

Cap. Elisha Foster. 

Joshua James. 

Wid. Deb r . Turner. 

David Bowker. 

Charles Foster 

Cap. James Curtis 

Charles Jones 

W m . Hammatt Esq. 
Allen Clap. 

W m . James J r . 

Stephen Benson. 
William James J r . 

Eben r . T. Fogg, Esq. 

wife of Chas. D. Bishop. 
Sam. A. Turner 


Benj a . Turner 


son of Amos Litchfield 

\ daughter of M r James Barrell 
I and wife of James N. Sparrell 

I children of 

C James N. Sparrell 

Stephen Benson. 


Records of Second Church of Scituate. 




Laurinda in private 
M rs Lucy wife of 
Debby Cushing Nash 

Welthea Alden 

Oct. 22 d . 

Dec. 6. 



Nov. 2 


Ap 24. } William Harper aged 7 
>- Rebecca Cushing u 5 
) Lucy Ann " 3 

Sep 4 George Henry 

Ap. 5. 

( Sarah Ann 




David Bowker. 

Elijah Daman 

d[au.] of James N. Sparrell. 

Sam 1 A. Turner Esq. 
William James J r . 


Wid Lucy Bean. 

James N. Sparrell. 
Relief (dau*of BartlettBarrell) Wife of John Gregory. 
Sarah (d. of Sim 11 . Brooks) wife of, Will m . H. Delano. 


\ Mary Frances j 
2 d M r Alfred Litchfield (adult) 
do. Esther Cole 


Nath 1 . Milton 1 

Charlotte Elizabeth 4 
same' time M r Nath 1 . Brooks 

1834 (June 6*) 
Caroline Otis 
Geo. Henry 

Elizabeth Ruggles 
Thomas Wales 
John Ruggles 
Lucy Turner 

Aug 3* 

child" of W m . H.Delano. 

son of Dea. Israel Litchfield. 

M r Alfred Litchfield. 
j children of Nath & Charlotte 
| Brooks. 

Father of children above. 

children of Mr. Henry Briggs 
& his late wife, Betsey, Daugh- 
ter of Thomas Ruggles. 


[names of parents not given.] 

Daughter of Timothy Foster. 

Miscellaneous Records. 

1810, July 1st Voted — To dismiss M rs Hannah Stone, and to recommend 

her to the fellowship and comrn" of the church of Christ in Dennis. 
1813. Jan. 31 st Voted to dismiss M r William Torrey, and to recommend 

him to the fellowship and communion of the church of Christ in Canan- 

dagua N. York. 
1818 May 3 d The church Voted to dismiss Nathaniel Jacob and to give 

him a recommendation to the Church of Christ in Hanover, under the 

Pastoral care of the Rev. Calvin Chadwick. 
1820. Sep. 3 d Nabby Barker dismissed at her own request to the church 

in Hanover. 
1826. May 14th. Cap Joshua Jacob, M r Joshua James, and M r . Charles 

Foster chosen Deacons. 

[This completes the abstracts from Samuel Deane's book, and the church 
records to 1850, except some omissions and corrections to appear next.] 

[To be concluded.] 

* These two entries were " copied from an imperfect leaf, taken out " of the book, by 
Rev. W. H. Fish, successor of S. Deane. 

1907.] Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn, 293 


Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from page 197.] 

June 9 tb Samuel, Son of Samuel Persons & Wife was Baptized on her 

June 28 Ul Mary Nash, Daughter of Plene [Pliny] Hollister & Wife was 


Frederick, Son of Frederick & Mary Fox was Baptized 

Sarah Hubbard, Daughter of Mathew & Louise House was 

Louise, Daughter of Aron & Louise Hollister was Baptized. 
July 6 th Eunice, Daughter of Roger & Hannah Hollister " " 

July 13 th James, Son of Francis & Hannah Loveland " " 

July 20 th Jemima & Almira, twin Daughters of Amos & Mary Fox 

were Baptized. 
Sept 20 th Percus, Son of Jeremiah Stocking & Wife was Baptized 
Oct r 14 th Clifford, Son of Isaac Tryon & Wife was Baptized. 

Thomas Sherman, Son of Thomas & Thankful Risley was 

Lucy, Daughter of Joel & Loise House was Baptized. 
Oct r 18 th David, Son of Benjamin Chamberlain & Wife " 

Rhoda, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel was Baptized. 
Oct r 18 th Parme, Daughter of Jonnathan & Katurah Treat was Baptized. 

Cloe, Daughter of Hoel & Cloe Strickland was Baptized. 
Oct r 25 Mary, Daughter of Will m & Mary Richerson " " 

Sept r 4 th David, Son of Jofiah Brooks & Wife was Baptized at his 

Houfe, not recorded at the time. 
Jan y 17 Gideon, Son of Levi & Olive Hills was Baptized 
Apr 1 3 d Ezera, Son of Abner and Cloe Houfe " " 

Hannah, Daughter of Solomon Nye & Wife was Baptized 
May 7 th Abigail, Daughter of Rubin Abby & Wife " " 
May 9 th William, Son of Charles Treat was Baptized at the Interment 

of his Wife. 
May 15 th Polly, Daughter of George & Ruth Simons was Baptized. 
June 19 th Eber, Son of George Tryon & Wife " " 

Aaron, Son of Aron Hills & Wife " , " 

June 26 th Jule, Son of Mofes & Lucy Hills " " 

by the Rev d Ozias Ells. 

Justin, Son of Nathan Dickenfon & Wife " " 

Aug st 7 th Ruth Anna, Daughter of Jabez & Ruth " " 

Henry, Son of 
August 21 st Dolly, Daughter of Afa & Efter Goslee was Baptized 

David, Son of William Tubbs & Wife " 
Sept 20 th Erastus, Son of Benoni & Lucretia Buck " " 
Sept r 20 th Phebe, Daughter of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale was Baptized 
Oct r 9 th Chester, Son of Amos & Mary Fox " " 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Brooks " " 

294 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn, [J u ty> 

Anna, Daughter of Abial & Hope Dart was Baptized 

Anson, Son of William & Mercy Turner " " 

Oct r 16 th Marilla, Daughter of Daniel & Ruth Houfe " " 

Oct r 30 th Daniel, Martha, & Elihu Dwight, children of Charles & Mary 

Smith, were Baptized. 
Nov 1 13 th Sarah, Daughter of Elifha McCall were Baptized. 
Nov 1- 20 th Servina, Daughter of Elijah Hubbard Jun r & Mable his Wife 

was Baptized. 
Feb y 26 m George, Son of George & Jemimah Hunt, was Baptized. 
March 7 th Leonard, Son of Nathan & Elizabeth Dickinfon was baptized 

privately at his Houfe. 
Apr 1 8 tb Jared, Son of James Weatherby was Baptized on Grandfather 

Weldens account. 
May 7 th Urfula, Daughter of Isaac Williams & Wife was Baptized. 

Samantha, Daughter of Jeremiah Stocking & Wife was Bap- 
tized on her account. 
May 7 th Emula, Daughter of Zadock & Ruth Andrews was Baptized. 
May 14 th Onor, Daughter of James & Lucy Covel was Baptized. 
May 21 st Harvey, Son of Moses & Anna Goodale " " 
Marvin, Son of Thomas Goodale & Wife " " 
May 25 th Aurelia, Daughter of Ebenezer Goodale & Wife was Baptized. 
Erastus, Son of Isaac Fox Jun r & Wife " " 

— , Son of Lazarus Houfe Jun r & Wife " " 

July 4 th William, Son of William White & Wife " " 

Pamelia Daughter of Samuel Persons & Wife was Baptized 

on her account. 
Clara, Daughter of Juftus & Mary W T elden was Baptized on 
her acconnt. 
July 11 th John, Son of Frederick Fox & Wife was Baptized. 
July 9 th Wait, Son of Jonathan Talcott & Wife " " 

Augft 20 th Jeremiah Champion, Son of Jeremiah & Elizebeth Wier was 

Athafa, Daughter of Afa & Edith Cook was Baptized on her 
Auguft 27 th Silvef ter, Son of Lazarus Houfe & Wife was Baptized 
Sep r 4 th Betty, Daughter of Jofiah & Abigail Brooks was Baptized 

Cloe, Daughter of Howel & Cloe Strickland 
Sept r 10 th Rachel, Daughter of Daniel Wright & Wife 
Sept r 17 th Clarifsa, Daughter of Lenard Hale & Wife 

Sereno, Son of Roger & Hannah Holefter " " 

Oct r 8 th Vine, Daughter of James McLean & Abigail his Wife 
Oct r 15 th Dorothy, Daughter of Cloe Fox was Baptized. 

Feb y 3 d Alanfon & William, Sons of Amafa Fox & Wife were Bap- 
tized, — privately. 
Feb y 5 th John Flavel, Son of Mathew & Loise Houfe, was Baptized. 

Betty, Daughter of Nehemiah Strickland & Wife was Bap- 
Feb y 12 th Manna, Son of William Buck & Wife was Baptized. 

Aurora, and Peris, Daughter & Son of Nathaniel Holefter Jun r 
& Prudence Holefter was Baptized. 
March 4 th Daughter of Abner Houfe & Wife was Baptized. 



1907.] Records of the Church in Eastbury , Conn. 295 

April 8 th Parmice, Daughter of Job & Penelope Hubbard was Baptized. 
Apr 1 15 th Jonathan, Son of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel " " 

Chancey, Son of George & Ruth Simons " " 

May 3 d Harlo, Son of Thomas & Thankfull Rifley " " 

Jeremiah, Son of Jeremiah Houfe & Wife " " 

May 20 th Leonard, Son of Nathan Dickerfon Jun r & Wife " " 

Loice Ingram, Daughter of Henery & Loice Goodale was Bap- 
June 12 th Jofhua Son of Francis Loveland & Wife was Baptized. 
June 23 d Abigail Daughter of Wait & Abigail Hale " 
July 18 Ozias, Son of Afa & Eafter Gollee 
Sept r 4 Toi (?) Son of Daniel & Ruth Houfe 

Penelope, Daughter of Gera & Penelope Goodale was Baptized. 
Hepfy, Daughter of Aaron & Afsena Hills was Baptized. 
Afher, Son of Afher & Lucy Fenn " u 

Oct r 14 th Alanfon, Son of Isaac Fox & his Wife " " 

Nov 5 th Harriet, Daughter of Lazarus Houfe Jun r & Wife was Bap- 
Nov r 12 th Sarah Harriet, Daughter of Jabez & Ruth Talcott was Bap- 
Nov r 25 fch Ira, Son of Eleazur & Sarah Andrus was Baptized. 
Dec r 30 th Jemimah, Daughter of George & Jemimah Hunt was Baptized. 

Apr 1 4 th Prudence, Daughter of George & Prudence Tryon was Bap- 
Apr 1 14 th Betty Andrus, Daughter of Mofes & Sarah Goodale was Bap- 
Apr 1 21 Britty, Daughter of Nathaniel & Britty Curtife was Baptized. 

Merfha, Daughter of William Turner & Wife " " 

May 5 th Clarifsa, Daughter of Job Hurlber & Penelope his Wife was 

Sally, Daughter of Samuel Perfons & Wife was Baptized on 
her account. 
May 12 th John, Son of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale was Baptized. 
May 19 th Mofes, Son of Mofes & Lucy Hills " " 

May 23. Elifha, Son of Charles & Hannah Treat " " 

at the Interment of its Mother. 
26 th Isaac, Son of Jonathan & Katurah Treat " " 

June 9 th Mary Gates, Daughter of William & Sarah White was Bap- 
June 16 th Sarah Valentine, was Baptized, an adult Perfon. 
June 16 th Parmelia, Daughter of Hennery Goodale & Wife was Baptized. 
June 20 th Polly and Sally, John David & Billy, Sons & Daughters of 

John & Sarah Valentine, were Baptized privately on her 
June 23 Silas, Son of Frederick Fox & Wife was Baptized. 
July 14. Lura, Daughter of Ebenezer & Jerufha Goodale was Baptized. 
July 28. Flavel, Son of James & Lucy Covel " " 

Sep 1 ' 1 Harvey, Son of Francis Loveland & Wife was Baptized on her 

Sept r 8 Triphena, Daughter of Israel Higgins & Wife was Baptized. 

296 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [July, 

Sept r 15 Chancey, Son of Hoel Strickland & Wife was Baptized. 
Oct r 6 th Alanfon, Son of Thomas Goodale & Wife " « 

Nov r 24. Samuel, Son of Jeremiah Houfe & Wife " " 

Decemb'r 8 Sarah Smith, Daughter of Jonathan Talcott and his Wife was 

Dec r 16 Clarifsa & Nancy, Daughters of George & Anna Morley, were 

Baptized on her account. 
Jan y 20 th Huldy Goof wife of Solomon Goof was Baptized. 

Elifha and Sarah, Son & Daughter of Solomon Goof & Huldy 
his Wife were Baptized. 
Feb y 2 d Lavina, Daughter of Isaac Williams & Wife, was Baptized. 
Feb* 23 Edward, Son of Nathan Sparks & Wife " " 

March 21 st William, Son of William & Rachel Holmes was baptized pri- 
vately on his Fathers account 
May 24 th Sally, Daughter of Eleazer & Sarah Andrews was baptized. 
June 8 th Horrice, Son of Reuben & Eunice Abbe " " 

Dudley, Son of Abner Ploufe & Wife ' " u 

Jafpor, Son of Benoni & Lucretia Buck " " 

June 15 th Mary Etta, Daughter of Mathew & Loice Houfe " " 

Clement, Son of Wait & Abigail Hale " " 

Susey, Daughter of Samuel Ferfons & Wife was Baptized on 

her account. 
Roger Dwight, Son of Roger Holefter & Wife " " 

Hiram, Son of Gera & Penelope Goodale " " 

June 22 d Alvin, Son of Thomas & Thankful Rifley " " 

June 29 Sarah, Daughter of George & Anna Morley was Baptized on 

her account. 
July 6 th Ansel, Son of Aaron & Martha House was Baptized. 

Henery, Son of Afa & Eafter Goflee was Baptized. 
Auguft 3. Anfon, Son of Nathan & Elizabeth Houfe was Baptized. 

Salle Canton, Daughter of Levi & Sarah Fox was Baptized 
on her account. 
Auguft 10 th Philander, Son of Isaac Fox Jun r & Wife was Baptized. 
August 25 Elizebeth Dealing wife of Samuel Dealing was Baptized. 
Naby Ackley was Baptized. 

Arch(?), Son of Mofes & Sarah Goodale was Baptized. 
Samuel Ackley Son of Samuel & Elizebeth Dealing was Bap- 
Clara Daughter of Walter & Clarifsa Wier was baptized. 
Dolly, Daughter of Elifha and Dorothy McCaul was baptized. 
Sept r 7 Elizebeth Daughter of Jonathan & Betfey Dealing was bap- 
Sep 1 ' 14 th Ogden son of James and Abigail McLean was Baptized. 
Oct r 6 th Henery son was Baptized on Timothy Hales account. 

Oct r 17 th Denfe Daughter of Daniel Houfe & Wife was Baptized 

David Son of Mofes Hill & Lucy his Wife was Baptized pri- 
1801 vately the day she was buried. 

Jan 26 tb Elate Daughter of George & Jemimah Hunt was baptized. 
April 5 tb Jofhua, Son of Avery Goodale & Elizebeth was Baptized. 
May 1 7 th Dolly Daughter of Jered & Sarah Strickland was Baptized. 
May 31 st Hannah Daughter of Charles & Martha Treat was Baptized. 
Cyperian Strong Son of Charles & Mary Smith was Baptized. 

1907.] Records of the Church in HJastbury, Conn, 297 

Amafa Holefter Son of Mary Dodge was Baptized. 
John Son of Widow Betty Wickham was Baptized. 
Elizebeth, Car, Daughter of Frederick & Mary Fox was Bap- 
Barziel Son of Benoni & Lucretia Buck was Baptized. 
Martin son of George Tryon & Wife was Baptized. 
Eunice White was Baptized & Two of his (?) children Ane & 

Phila were Baptized. 
Polly Daughter of Benjamin Chamberlain & Wife was Bap- 
James, Eunice, Elate, Tuna, Polly & William §ons & Daugh- 
ters of James & Unice White, were Baptized at his Houfe 
on her Account, a Lecture been preached on the Occafion. 
William Son of William & Rachel Holmes was Baptized. 
Rhoady, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoady Covel was Baptized. 
Tsum (?) son of James & Lucy Covel was Baptized. 
James Olmfted son of William & Polly White was Baptized. 
Norman, Son of Ruben Abbe & Wife was Baptized. 
Polly & Moriah, Daughters of James & Polly Goflee were Bap- 
Daughter of Jabez Talcott & Wife was Baptized. 
Clarifa Daughter of Abraham & Easter Fox was Baptized. 
Vifta Gilbert Son of Francis Loveland & Wife was Baptized 

on her account. 
Thomas Jefferson Son of Henery & Martha Goodale was Bap- 
Israel Hills son of Jered & Florance Hills was Baptized. 
June 13 th Israel Talcott, son of Jonathan Talcott & Wife was Baptized. 
June 20 th Analina, Daughter of Jonathan Treat & Wife " " 

June 27 Cirus Son of Geara Goodale & Wife " " 

July 25 James Julius Son of Jacob & Hanner Humeofon was Baptized 

privately at my House. 
August 1 st Malina Daughter of Wait & Abigail Hale was Baptized. 

Cleoptoraty Jonathan Dealing & Wife " 

August 21 Jered Son of Samuel Dealing & Wife 

June 12 th John Kimberly / son of Oliver Hills & Wife 
Calvin \ the son of Solomon Holmes 

Alfred / the son of Jonathan Strickland \ -p, . 

John / the son of Frederick Fox [ 

Abraham \ the son of Abraham Fox 

July Baptized a Child for Mr. Lovland, one for Solomon Holms, 

another for William Holms. 
Aug ft 31 Auftin Son of Ebenezer Goodale & Wife 
Oct r 4 George Levi Elois Chancy Hall Timothy Robbins Elener Har- 

ris Children of Mediab Lattemore & Wife were Baptized. 
Octo 4 th Alfo. Chancy son of John Vollentine & Wife Amos son of John 

Wire Junior & Wife, Two children for Jofiah Brooks & 
Wife and Parepint Son of James Goflee & Wife 
Nov 9 th I Baptized Orringe & Orrin sons of Wate Hale & Wife. 
Novem 23. Baptized Harry son of Mr Higgins & Wife 

alfo Nancy Daughter of Solomon Rifley & Wife 

June 7 th 
June 14 th 

July 5 

Augft 2 

Sep r 6 tu 

Sep r 10 th 

Oct r 18 th 
Sep r 20 th 

Oct r 1 

Oct r 8 

Jan^ 21 st 

May 9 th 

May 16 


■ a 

298 Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn. [July, 

May 31 Baptized a Child for the Wife of Fradrick Fox alfo a son for 

Gere Goodale & Wife by the name of Gere. 
July 2 Baptized Andrew, Son of Jonathan Strickland & Wife, Elea- 

zer son of Eleazer Androus & Wife also Horton Hubbard, 

son of Mrs Couch. 
Aug" 23 Baptized Narfifsa, Daughter of Cap George Hunt & Wife. 
Aug ft 30 th Baptized Maltby son of James Covil & Wife. 
Octo br 26 th Baptized Judith, Daughter of Elifha House & Wife, alfo Ala- 
ma] ina Daughter of Jared Strickland & Wife. 
Defe m 17 Baptized Ira son of Cap A. Goflee & Wife & Harry Rifley son 

of Joel House & Wife. 
April Baptized a child for Benona Buck & Wife 

another for Thomas Hallefter & Wife. 
May 11. Baptized Elijah Son of Jonathan Shirtlef & Wife. 
July Baptized Philo son of A. Goodale & Wife. 

Octob r 1. Baptized Mara Daughter of Jonathan Shirtlef .& Wife 
17 th Baptized Sypha Daughter of Cap. Hallefter & Wife. 
23 d Baptized permela Daughter of Thorn Blifh & Wife, & a 

Daughter for William Holms & Wife 
April on the 2 Sabbath Salla Hadon was Baptized. 

a child to Aaron Holms & wife. 
June. second Sabbath was Baptized Eliza Wife of Chefter Hills the 

Fryday following baptized Ogden their son. 
4 Sab in June Baptized Adline Cornelian Daughter of Samuel & Theo- 

docia Hills. 
July 3 Henrietta a Daughter to Wate Hale & Wife. 

July 14 th Baptized Elifha son of M r M Call & Wife. 
Aug st 6. was baptized Octava daughter of Jona. Strickland & Wife, 
Septmb r 3d was baptized Timothy Dwight son to James Goflee & Wife 
Octob r 15 Was baptized Eleazer, son to Eleazer Androus & Wife 

Jany I baptized a Child for John Wire & Wife by y e name of — — 

April 22 Was baptized Mary Phydelia Daughter of Cap tn George Hunt 

& Wife. 
May 13 Was baptized John Edwin Son to Solomon Holms & Wife 

alfo George Son to Aaron Holms & Wife. 
June 3 baptized Clarinda Daughter to Jered Strickland & Wife. 

Auguft 26. were Baptized Lenard Eleazer son to James Covils & Wife 

also Elener Maria Daughter to Chefter Hills & Wife. 
Decern 1. Baptized Thomas Peterfon Son to James Goflee & Wife. 

March 29 Baptized Triphena Daughter to Averj Goodale & Wife. 
May 20 was baptized Lyman son to Thom. Hallefter & Wife, a child of 

A. Goodale & Wife Tryphena. 
June 9 was Baptized Harton Son to Israel Higgins & Wife 

June 16 Was baptized Ira Chefter son to Francis Lovland & Wife. 
Sept r Was baptized a Son of Jeremiah Wire & Wife by the name 


Sep 25 Were baptized Addefon & Adline children of Chefter Houfe 

& Wife. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 299 

Octo 27. was baotized Florenda Angelina Daughter to Jerard Hills & 

Feb r 13 Baptized a Daughter for Elijah Dickenfon & Wife by y e name 


Lords Day May 24. Baptized John Harry son to Solomon Holms & Wife, 

also Charles Sylvefter son to Aaron Holmes & Wife. 

June 1st Baptized a Child for William Holms by the name of 

June 28 baptized Maraetta Daughter to Cap tn Jer d Strickland & Wife. 
Novm 1. Baptized William Henry son to Sylvefter Blifh & Wife. 
Novm 28 Baptized Gideon Isham son to Wate Hale & Wife. 

May 16 Were baptized David Dwight son to Hubbard Blifh & Wife 

also Lovina Catharine Daughter to Jofeph Houfe & Wife 
May 16. & Eunice Atrufsa .Daughter to Daniel Houfe & Wife 
July 12. Baptized Mara an daughter to Elijah Dickenfon & Wife. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Charles Henry Wight, Esq., of New York City. 

[Concluded from page 172.] 

31. Elijah 5 Tarbell (John, 4 John, 5 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married, Sept. 27, 

1775, Hannah, daughter of Ezekiel and Rebecca Upham of Stur- 
bridge, who was born Apr. 3, 1757, and died June 6, 1851. He 
died Feb. 24, 1841. They lived at Brimfield. 
Children : 

i. Elijah, 6 b. July 23, 1776; was pub. Sept. 30, 1797, to Sally Kich- 
arrlson of Sturbridge, who died before their marriage; m. (1) 
Apr. 11, 1799, her sister, Submit Richardson: m. (2) Nov., 1850, 
Clarissa Kibbe. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 13, 1778; m. Jan. 27, 1803, Samuel Griggs. 

iii. Elias, b. Apr. 8, 1781 ; m. (pub. Feb. 2, 1806) Hannah Weeks. 

iv. Samuel, b. Sept. 10, 1784; m. Apr. 27, 1809, Alice Oaks. 

v. William, b. Aug. 12, 1786; m. Dec. 12, 1811, Betsey. Smith. 

vi. John Gkosvenor, b. Dec. 26, 1793 ; m. Sept. 13, 1802, Louisa 

vii. David Morse, b. Oct. 25, 1795. 

viii. Caroline, b. Feb. 1, 1802. 

32. Reuben 5 Tarbell (Jonathan, 4 John* John, 2 Thomas 1 ) is probably 

the Reuben who served in the Revolutionary War from West- 
moreland, N. H.* He settled in Chester, Vt., where he died Feb. 17, 
1829, aged 73 years. His wife Elizabeth, surname not known, died 
Oct. 10th of the same year. The following children are named in 
his will, dated Feb. 14, 1820, and also appear in the settlement of 
Elizabeth's estate, which was made Nov. 29, 1830. 
Children, order not known : 

i. William. 6 

ii. Samuel, d. before 1820, leaving heirs. 

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300 Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. [July, 

iii. Reuben, was living at Anclover, Vt., in 1820. 

iv. Hebek. 

v. Horace. 

vi. Polly, m. Wilson. 

vii. Betsey, m. Alclridge. 

viii. Azubah, m. Hiram Barney. 

ix. Henrietta, m. Daniel Palmer of Grafton, Vt. 

x. Melinda, m. Dale. 

33. Jonathan 5 Tarbell (Jonathan* John, 3 John, 2 TJiomas 1 ) settled in 

Chester, Vt., where he married, Mar. 11, 1783, Jane Gleason. 
Children, born at Chester, Vt. : 

i. Lucena, 6 d. Aug. 10, 1784. 

ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 7, 1786 ; m. July 7, 1807, Augustus Wheelock of 

Rockingham, Vt. 
iii. Jonathan, b. July 26, 1788 ; d. July 8, 1791. 
iv. Daniel, b. Nov. 2, 1790; m. Apr. 10, 1815, Harriet Earle. 
r. Jane, b. Aug. 10, 1792; probably the Jane who m., in 1815, John 

Stearns of Rockingham, Vt. 
vi. Luclnda, b. Oct. 5, 1796. 
vii. Theoda, tf. Nov. 23, 1798. 
viii. Arathusa, b. June 17, 1801. 

34. Peter 5 Tarbell (Jonathan, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) had a wife 

whose name appears as " Frethel " * on the Rockingham, Vt., 

church records. She was a member of the church at Claremont 

(N. H. ?). They had the following 

Child, baptized at Rockingham, Vt. : 

i. Joseph, 6 bapt. July 21, 1785. 
Probably others. 

35. Isaac 5 Tarbell (Jonathan,* John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married (1) 

Joanna Gleason, who died at Chester, Vt., Apr. 22, 1808, aged 37 ; 
and married (2), at Chester, Vt., Feb. 8, 1809, Mrs. Lydia Wilson, 
who died Jan. 3, 1832. He died in March, 1841, and his will, 
which styles him of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and is dated 
Oct. 21, 1837, names his daughters Joanna and Sarah, and sons 
Eli, Jonathan, Willard, Thomas, Henry and John. 
Children of first wife : 

i. Isaac, 6 b. at Grafton, Vt., Mar. 29, 1788; d. at Smithville, N. Y., 
May 6, 1832; m. 1818, at Albany, N. Y., Melinda Lyon, who was 
b. at Canaan, Conn., Feb. 29, 1791. Children: 1. Cornelia. 7 2. 
Willard C. 3. Morgan. 4. Elizabeth. 5. Daniel. 6. Eleanor. 
All but Morgan are mentioned as heirs of their father, in connec- 
tion with their grandfather's estate. 

ii. Eli, b. Sept. 25, 1790; d. Oct. 4, 1845; m. Sybil Parker, who was 
b. Mar. 7, 1798, and d. Sept. 22, 1879 ; resided in Smithville, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Sewell. 7 2. Laura. 3. John Seymour. 4. Mary. 
5. Charles P.f 6. George L. 7. Francis. 8. James Henry. 

iii. Jonathan, b. at Chester, Vt., Feb. 16, 1793; m. Betsey Lamb. At 
the time of his father's death, he was living in Mich., and he d. in 
111. Children: 1. Abigail. 7 2. Eliza. 3. Jane. 4. Charlotte. 
5. Horace. 6. Lewis. 7. Isaac. 8. Boyal. 

* Register, vol. 56, p. 249. 

f Charles P. 7 Tarbell, b. Dec. 4, 1824, m. Mabel M., dau. of Abraham Tillotson, 
b. Smithville, N. Y., July 7, 1824. He is living at Smithville Flats, N. Y. They are 
parents of Gage Eli 8 Tarbell, b. Sept. 20, 1856, who m. Ella, dau. of George L. Swift 
of Marathon, N. Y., and has the following children : Swift, 9 b. Nov. 30, 1882; Louise, 
b. Feb. 18, 1886. Mr. Tarbell is Vice-President of the Equitable Life Assurance So- 
ciety of New York. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarbell. 301 

iv. John, b. Feb. 22, 1795; d. in Va., near Portsmouth, Oct. 16, 1838; 
m. at Norfolk, Va., Frances ; at one time lived near Har- 
per's Ferry. His children, named at the time of the probate of 
their grandfather's will, were : I. Jane J 2. Mary. 3. Harriet. 
4. John. All living in Virginia. 

v. Willard, b. May 25, 1799; m. Aurelia Eansom, who was living at 
Allerton, la., in 1898. At the time his father's will was probated, 
he was living at Orleans, N. Y. He d. at Lafargeville, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Edwin Elting. 1 2. Sarah Bansom. 

vi. Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1808; d. young. 

Children of second wife : 

vii. Thomas, b. July 5, 1809 ; d. at Three Mile Bay, N. Y., July, 1877; 

m. Oct. 25, 1832, Harriet Earle Bunce, a granddaughter of Artemas 

and Sally (Tarbell) Earle, who d. June 2, 1875. In 1841, he lived 

at Lyme, N. Y. Children: I. Laura Eusebia. 1 2. Lydia Sophia. 

3. Horace Edward. 4. Charles Bunce. 
viii. Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1810; d. unmarried, 1870. In 1841, he lived at 

Lyme, N. Y. 
ix. Joanna Gleason, b. Feb. 23, 1814; d. Dec. 12, 1870; m. Dr. Rufus 

Thayer, and in 1841 was living at Smithville, N. Y. 
x. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1817; d. May 8, 1892; m. William Thayer of 

Dimmock, Pa., a brother of Dr. Rufus above. 

36. David 5 Tarbell (David, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) in 1797 purchased 

the farm of his father in Nottingham West, N. IT. He had wife 
Anna, and the following 

Children, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hudson, N. H. : 

i. Lucinda, 6 b. Jan. 31, 1805. 
ii. Anna, b. May 26, 1810. 
Perhaps others. 

37. Jesse 5 Tarbell (David, 4 John, 5 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) married at Middle- 

ton, Mass., Mar. 11, 1800, Avis Bancroft, who was born at Canton, 
Mar. 10, 1781. She married (2), at Nottingham West, N. EL, 
Feb. 25, 1812, Parker Richardson. 

Children, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hudson, N. H. : 

i. Betsey, 6 b. Jan. 29, 1801. 

ii. Sally Talbot, b. July 9, 1803; m. at Danvers, Mass., May 15, 
1828, John L. Mason of Charlestown. 

38. Jonathan 5 Tarbell (Jonathan, 4 Cornelius, 8 John, 2 Thomas 1 ) was 

published at Danvers, Mar. 25, 1767, to Elizabeth Cook. He was 
in the Revolutionary war, from that town. In 1778, his father 
deeded him one-half of his farm in Lynn, now Lynnfield, to which 
place Jonathan removed, and where he died Nov. 3, 1795, aged 53 
years. His will, dated Oct. 30, 1795, names his wife, sons Jona- 
than and Nathaniel, and daughters Polly Putnam, Elizabeth and 

Children, the first four baptized at Danvers, the others at Lynn- 

i. Jonathan, 6 bapt. July 19, 1772; d. July 14, 1847, aged 80 yrs. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. July 19, 1772; d. young. 

iii. Mary, bapt. July 19, 1772; d. young. A child of Jonathan, Jr., 

d. at Danvers, Oct., 1773, and was probably one of these two 

iv. Mary, bapt. Nov. 13, 1774; m. July 3, 1794, Samuel Putnam, 
v. Nathaniel, bapt. Oct. 2, 1781. 
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. June 8, 1783; m. Jan. 22, 1805, Nathan Hawks, 

Jr., of Lynn, 
vii. Sarah, bapt. May 14, 1786. 


302 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist, Gen. Society. [July, 

39. William 5 Tarbell (Nathaniel* Cornelius, 8 John, 12 Thomas 1 ) married 
(1), at Dan vers, Nov. 26, 1778, Anna Venne, and settled in Beverly ; 

and married (2) Abigail - . The settlement of his estate was 

made July 2, 1816, between his widow Abigail, and the following 
Children of first wife, recorded at Beverly : 

i. Nancy, 6 b, Oct. 26, 1786. 
ii. William, b. Nov. 22, 1793. 



By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 6 March, 1907. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting in Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's 
building, 18 Somerset street, at half-past two o'clock this afternoon, and was 
called to order by the President, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D., 
who presided. 

After the reading and approval of the minutes of the meeting on 6 February, 
the chairman introduced Miss Mary Phillips, of Dorchester, Mass., who read 
an entertaining and appreciative paper on Governor Jonathan Belcher, which 
was highly enjoyed and elicited applause. The thanks of the Society were 
unanimously voted, with a request for a copy of the essay for deposit in the 

The monthly reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the 
Council were presented, accepted, read, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read and a ballot taken, at which 
nine members were elected, which closed the meeting. 

3 April. The regular stated meeting was held at the usual time and place 
this afternoon, President Baxter in the chair. 

Charles Greenough Chick, Esq., President of the Hyde Park Historical So- 
ciety, read a comprehensive and interesting paper on Samuel Adams, which 
was listened to with deep attention. At the close, thanks were voted Mr. 
Chick, with an invitation that he deposit a copy of the paper in the archives 
of the Society, for preservation. 

The executive departments severally made reports, which were accepted and 
ordered on file. 

Four members were elected. 

The Treasurer reported the sale of No. 2 Westmoreland street, which was 
ratified and confirmed, and authority given for its conveyance and delivery. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

1 May. The last stated meeting before the summer vacation was held to-day, 
at the usual time and place, the President in the chair. 

Charles French Head, of Brookline, Secretary of the Bostonian Society, read 
to an appreciative audience a paper on The Old State House, Boston, which was 
of permanent historical value, with liberal citation of dates and expenses, 
calculated to constitute the essay an authority. 

A vote of thanks was promptly voted Mr. Read, and a copy of the paper 
requested for deposit in the archives. 

Reports were presented from the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, 
and the Council, which were received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The Committee, in memoriam William Blake Trask, reported progress, with 
a request for further time, which was granted. 

Twelve members were elected. 

No further business being presented, the meeting dissolved. 

1907.] JSTotes and Queries, 303 



_ Cunningham:.. — In the Register, Vol. 55 (1901), I published a brief gene- 
alogy of ''"Xndrew Cunningham of Boston and some of his Descendants," from 
"which reprints were made in pamphlet form. I had spent much time for 
several years in preparing this, and had consulted all known public and private 
records that I thought would throw any light upon the family, but nothiug 
could be found that gave the exact date of the death of the original Andrew or 
of his wife Sarah. K The very information for which I was searching has at 
last turned up, and, as usual, in the most unexpected manner. Some little time 
ago I received a letter, upon another subject, from Mr. William Henry Davison 
of Pensacola, Fla., a member of the Harvard College Class of 1845, who said 
that his great-grandmother was a Cunningham, and that he had in his possession 
the old family Bible of the second Andrew Cunningham (born Aug. 19, 1692). 
Mr. Davison has been kind enough to present this Bible to me, and I give 
herewith a copy of all the records it contains : — 

Andrew and Mary Cunningham whas mared March 25, 1714 

Abigail Cunningham whas born y e 5 of July at about nine morning 1715 

Mary Cunningham whas born y e 2 of March at about 5 morning 1718 

Abigail Cunningham dyed y e first of May about four in morning 1718 

Andrew Cunningham whas born the 2 of Octo b aboute eaight in the morning 1719 

My wife Mary Dyed the 15 of October betwixt eaight & nine morning 1721 

And was maried to my second wife Mary May the 4 1722 

John Cunningham was born the third of March betwext fore and fife in the morning 

John Cunningham dyed the 22 of Septemb betwext seven & eaght morning 1724 
John Cunningham whas born th 5 of Decemb betwext seven & eaight evening 1724 
Sarah Cunningham born th 13 of Octob between 11 and 12 at noone 1726 
John Cunningham dyed th 20 of May between 3 and 4 in the afternoone 1728 
Susanna Cunningham born the 30 of Novem b betwext 4 & 5 afternoon 1728 
Susanna Cunningham dyed th 29 of Decemb. aboute 2 in the afternoone 1730 
My Mother Sarah Cunningham dyed January th 24 betwen twelf and one morning, 

aged 66 years, 1730 
John Cunningham born Octobr th 8 betwen twelf and one in the morning 1731 
Mother Cheever dyed the 21 of January between 3 and 4 in th morning 1732-3 
My father And w Cunningham dyed January th 27 between 4 and 5 in the morning 

1734-5 aged 81 years 
My brother Wm. Cunningham Dyed Nov br the 11 between 3 and 4 in the afternoone 

1744 aged 50 years lacking 6 ds 

[Then in a different handwriting] 
My Husband Dyed April y e 27, 1752 aged 60 years 

[Then in a still different handwriting] 
Mrs Mary Cunningham died July 14 1774, aged 85 years 

[Then, at the bottom of the page, is written] 
The grave stone of this couple was in perfect condition in 1860, under an arch of the 
Atheneum in the Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Their Great Great Great Grandson 

W. H. Davison. 

The most valuable information in this record is the exact date of the death 
of the first Andrew Cunningham and his age at that time. It is a pity that it 
did not state the place of his birth, which the writer of this note presumes to 
have been in Scotland. 

The record gives the date of "Mother Sarah's" death as Jan. 24, 1730, and 
from its position in the record this probably means 1730-1,. or, as we should 
now reckon it, 1731. It gives her age at this date as li 66 years," but her birth 
(as Sarah, daughter of William Gibson) is stated in Boston Town Records as 
having been on Feb. 5, 1665-6, making an apparent discrepancy of one year. 

Boston, Mass. Henry W. Cunningham. 

Keyes, Prescott. — For many years unavailing attempts have been made to 
learn the later history of Elias 2 Keyes (Robert 1 ) of Sudbury, and, also, the 

304 Notes and Queries. [July, 

history of his son Elias, 3 the latter of whom was born at Sudbury, Nov. 18, 
1666. A paper in the tiles of the Middlesex Co. Court for the year 1690 tells the 
fate of one of these men, and it is here given in full : 

" Chelmsford, 29 June, 1690. 
" We whos names are under writen being caled by the constable of Chelms- 
ford to give in our verdect consenting one Elias Keyes of Sudbury who was 
taken up dead in Merrimack river we find yt he was padeling over said river in 
a small canoe, the streame being strong and the wind very high : he was turned 
into the water & a person taking hould of him after much striving to preserve 
life : wear both by the proveclenc of God drownded : & said Keyes was taken 
up about ten or eleven days after they wear drownded as witness our hands. 
Corporall Edward Colbourn Bennone More 

Mr. Nathanel Howard Joseph Wright 

Eliazar Brown Ebenezer Essetight (?) 

John Sheple Ebe n zer Parkhurst 

John Walker Samuel Spaulcling 

Thomas Colbourn Joseph Parham." 

In the Middlesex Probate Records, Case 17132, is the guardianship of one 
Deliverance Wedge, or Wadge, of Marlborough. A paper of this case, dated 
Oct. 19, 1713, has the name " Elyas Keys" appended as a witness. The con- 
temporaneous recorder saw fit to enter the name in his copy as "Eliphaz" 
Keyes. No Eliphaz is known in the Keyes family, and, although the witness 
signed with his " mark," it is a preferred theory that the other parties to the 
document knew his name better than did the recorder, especially as the name 
seems to have been written by Samuel Goodeuow, the other witness. Here, 
then, we see that one Elias was drowned in 1690, and that, unless the evidence 
is misleading, the other was living in 1713. As Elias, Jr., has never been found 
in land records, nor as husband or father, it seems probable that it was he who 
perished in the Merrimack river. 

The elder Elias had a son John, born about 1668, who resided in Lancaster, 
Shrewsbury and, after the division of the latter town, in Boylston, where he 
died Sept. 15, 1753, according to his gravestone. He was known as Deacon 
Keyes. The identity of his wife Sarah has been a problem. Was she not 
daughter of John 2 Prescott (John 1 ) of Lancaster? John Prescott had a son 
Ebenezer, and a daughter Mary, who married John Houghton, Jr., for her 
second husband. In 1708 (Middlesex Co. Deeds, 23, 188), John Houghton, Jr., 
calls Josiah Wheeler of Lancaster (formerly of Concord) his brother-in-law. 
In Worcester Co. Deeds, 7, 36, Ebenezer Prescott, above, also calls Josiah 
Wheeeler his brother-in-law. In 1721 (Middlesex Co. Deeds, 23, 187), Deacon 
John Keyes likewise calls Josiah Wheeler his brother-in-law. Survey of the 
various families mentioned above leads to the belief that Sarah, wife of John 
Keyes, and Martha, wife of Josiah Wheeler, were unrecorded daughters of 
John Prescott. There is other evidence. Deacon Keyes, in his will, signed 
Nov. 10, 1748, remembers his various children, and one bequest reads thus : 
" My will is that my second son, Ebenezer Keyes, shall have ten acres of third 
division land laid out to me in Shrewsbury, near to or joining on the long pond, 
and he my said son Ebenezer Keyes, I gave him to his grandfather from the 
age of nine years to the age of twenty-one years, and his grandfather gave him 
a good living, therefore what I here give him is his full portion out of my 

It is to be regretted that the testator did not state whether he had reference 
to a paternal or maternal grandfather, but again the land records come to the 
rescue. Mar. 9, 1708-9 (Worcester Co. Deeds, 44, 424), John Prescott, above, 
deeded land " upon good consideration me moving thereto, especially an act of 
free gift to Ebenezer, the son of Johu Keyes of Laucaster," etc. The birth of 
Ebenezer Keyes lMs not been found on record, but his age did not vary much 
from nine years at the time this deecPwas executed ; and this was the age at 
which his father "gave" him to his grandfather. It is the contention of the 
present writer that John Prescott presented the boy with a farm because he 
was his grandson, and, in view of this " free gift," it becomes clear that the 
" good living" referred to in Deacon Keyes's will did not relate wholly to the 
food and clothing furnished the boy during his minority ; he had a suitable 
tract of land for the permanent use of himself and his heirs. 

Winchester, Mass. William H. Manning. 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 305 

A Neglected Source of Information regarding Revolutionary Ser- 
vice. — The different state governments and the federal government have under- 
taken to preserve and index the records of those patriots who devoted their 
lives and services to this country during the War of the Revolution, but they 
have neglected one source of information regarding such Revolutionary ser- 
vice. The flies in the office of the Bureau of Pensions at Washington contain 
affirmative evidence of Revolutionary service by many soldiers other than 
those who applied for pensions and whose names appear in the index to the 
pension record. The existing index does not contain the names of those other 
persons shown by these records to have been soldiers of the Revolution, but 
who filed no claim for pension. In many cases the official records and rolls of 
the companies and regiments have been lost, and the record of such Revolu- 
tionary service cannot be proved otherwise than by these records on file in the 
Pension Office. To illustrate : the state archives of Massachusetts contain no 
roll or roster of the men who served under Capt. Nichols in Colonel Jonathan 
Holman's regiment in 1776, under command of General Washington at New 
York, participating in the battle of White Plaius and the subsequent evacua- 
tion of the city. Such rolls of said company are not found among the collec- 
tion of Revolutionary war records on file in the office of the Military Secretary 
in the War Department. Consequently, the service of any member of this 
company cannot be proved unless he should have subsequently filed an applicar 
tion for a pension. In which event a statement of his service could be obtained 
from the Bureau of Pensions. 

Seeking to establish official confirmation of the Revolutionary service of one 
Timothy Corbin of Dudley, Mass., who enlisted in the above mentioned com- 
pany and regiment during the campaign of 1776, the writer was informed by 
the office of the Military Secretary that the name of such soldier was not found 
on the rolls on file in that office of any Massachusetts military organization, or 
on the rolls of any organization of Continental troops in service during the 
war of the Revolution, but that the collection of Revolutionary war records on 
file in that office is far from complete. The Secretary of the Comonwealth of 
Massachusetts replied that an examination of the record index to the Revolu- 
tionary rolls collection in his office failed to reveal any reference whatever to a 
Timothy Corbin as having rendered service to the credit of Massachusetts. 
The Bureau of Pensions stated that no record of a claim filed in the name of 
Timothy Corbin could be found, but that the bureau is unable to furnish a his- 
tory of the service of any soldier of the Revolutionary war, or of the war of 
1812, unless he or his widow was a pensioner or an applicant for pension or 
bounty lands. Subsequently, in connection with the application for a pension 
by Asa Corbin of Nassau, N. Y., the writer ascertained that there are, filed 
with the papers in the case, the affidavits of his brother Timothy Corbin and 
his cousin Joshua Corbin, made at Dudley, Mass., Oct. 5, 1830, who both testi- 
fied that they served with the said Asa Corbin in the fall of 1776, under Capt. 
Nichols and Col. Holman, five months, and that he and they were in the battle 
of White Plains. The Commissioner of Pensions stated that the bureau could 
not furnish literal copies of papers filed in pension claims, or certify to the 
service of any affiant because his affidavit is filed in the case of a soldier whose 
claim is admitted, but stated, over his signature, the fact that such an affidavit 
was filed, and the substance of the same. Thus, after many years, and laborious 
search, official confirmation was obtained of the Revolutionary service of the 
person in question. 

It has occured to the writer that this circumstance may be of interest to 
others, because 

First — It is probable that there are many other instances in which Revolu- 
tionary services could be proved provided those interested had access to an 
index of the names of those soldiers mentioned in the supporting affidavits on 
file in the Pension Office. It would seem proper for Congress to authorize and 
effect the preparation of such an index.* Recommendations to that effect might 
well be made by the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of 
the American Revolution. 

Second — The many descendants of Timothy Corbin of Dudley, Mass., will 
doubtless be interested in learning of this official proof of his service, and of 
their consequent eligibility to the Revolutionary societies. 

306 Notes and Queries. [July, 

The Timothy Corbin in question (James, James, Clement of Woodstock) was 
born July 24, 1750, at Dudley, and was married, Oct. 20, 1774, to Abigail Vin- 
ton. His affidavit filed in support of his brother's claim contains a certificate 
of a Justice of the Peace, dated Dec. 13, 1832, as to said affiant's character, and 
that he died about one year before. Raymond E. Van Syckle. 

Detroit, Mich. 

Alvord. — In a Bible belonging at one time to a member of the Alvord family 
I find Records from which the following are abstracted : 

Caleb Alvord, son of Elijah Alvord of Wilmington, Vt., was married to 
Mary Murdock of Wilmington, daughter of Saml Murdock, December 26, 1776. 

Elijah Alvord, son of Caleb Alvord of Montague, born Nov'r 18, 1777, and 
Sabra Wells, daughter of Col. Daniel Wells of Greenfield, born Feb'y 3, 1785, 
intermarried at said Greenfield on the 12th day of November A. D. 1805. 

The following is a register of their children : viz : 

Sarah Wells Alvord born at Greenwich August 23rd, 1806. Died at Worces- 
ter March 5, 1836. 

James Church Alvord born at Greenwich April 12th, 1808. Died at Greenfield 
Sept. 27, 1839. 

Mary Upham Alvord born at Greenfield August 6th, 1810. Died June 27, 

Martha Alvord born at Greenfield Sept. 18th, 1815 and died Oct'r 8th, 1815. 

Daniel Wells Alvord born at Greenfield October 23rd, 1815. 

Elijah Alvord died at Greenfield Sept'r 8th, 1840. 

Sarah Wells Alvord, eldest daughter of Elijah and Sabra Alvord, was mar- 
ried to Joseph Warren Newcomb, — son of Hon. Richard E. and Mary Warren 
Newcomb— Oct. 3, 1830. 

Their children are : 

Joseph Warren Newcomb Jr. born at Salisbury May 17, 1833. Died Oct. 17, 

Sarah Alvord Newcomb born at Worcester July 19, 1835. Died Apl. 8, 1895. 

James Church Alvord, eldest son of Elijah & Sabra Alvord, was married to 
Anna Grew, daughter of John Grew of Boston, Oct. 20, 1836. 

Their children are : 

An infant Son, born and died. 

James Church Alvord died at Greenfield Sept. 27, 1839. 

Daniel Wells Alvord, youngest son of Elijah and Sabra Alvord, was married 
to Caroline Matilda Clapp, eldest daughter of Henry W. Clapp, Esq., at Green- 
field, May 10, 1843. 

Their children are : 

Henry Elijah Alvord born at Greenfield, March 11, 1844. 
Wells Alvord born and died at Greenfield October, 1845. 
Caroline Matilda Clapp Alvord born at Greenfield Sept'r 17th, 1846. 
Caroline M. C. Alvord, wife of D. W. Alvord, died at Greenfield, Sept. 17, 

Daniel Wells Alvord, son of Elijah and Sabra Alvord, was married to Caro- 
line Betts Dewey, eldest daughter of Hon. Charles A. Dewey, at Northampton, 
June 7, 1859. 

Joseph Warren Newcomb, only son of Joseph Warren and Sarah Alvord 
Newcomb, was married to Mary Sumner, youngest child of Dr. George Sumner, 
at Hartford, Oct. 20, 1858. 

Sarah Alvord Newcomb, only daughter of Jos. Warren and Sarah Alvord 
Newcomb, was married to Dr. Buckmiuster Brown at Boston, Mass., on May 
19, 1864. Died April 8, 1895. 

Henry Elijah Alvord, son of Dan'l Wells and Caroline M. C. Alvord, was 
married to Martha, daughter of William and Margaret Swink, at Spring Hill in 
Fairfax County, Virginia, on Thursday, September 6, 1866. 

William Lincoln Palmer. 

22 Sacramento Place, Cambridge, Mass. 

1907.] Notes and Queries, 307 

Tarbell.— I wish to add the following to the " Descendants of Thomas Tar- 
bell," in the Register, ante, pages 167-8 : 

18. Thomas 5 Tarbell married Esther Smith, and had, among other children, 

ii. Nathaniel, 6 b. Dec, 4, 1744 (wo£ y 1774) ; d. in Chester, Vt., Nov. 22, 
1831 ; m. Ruth Elliot, a descendant of John Eliot the Apostle to the 
Indians, who d. in Chester, Vt., Oct. 21, 1824, aged 79 yrs. Their 

children were : 1. Abel, 1 m. Mercy . 2. Bial, m. Sally Kib- 

ling. 3. Nathaniel, m. Sally Muzzy. 4. Betsey, m. Abner W. Field. 
5. Polly, m. Richard Thompson. 
Claremont, JST. H. (Mrs.) Anna M. Chandler Riley. 

Chidsey. — In the Register, vol. 60, page 269, it is stated that Lois, 5 b. Sept. 

7, 1761, daughter of Joseph 4 Chidsey, died Feb. 13, 1774. This is an error; she 
was my great-grandmother, and married, in Richmond, Mass., May 11, 1784, 
Henry 4 Sherrill (Henry, 3 Recompense, 2 Samuel 1 ), dying at Lenox, Mass., Mar. 

8, 1813, and buried in Richmond, Mass. 

Her father, Joseph 4 Chidsey, married, in the North Guilford church, in 1761, 
Zerujah 5 Collins (Daniel, 4 John, 3 John, 2 John 1 ), and died in 1791 

67 Franklin St., Boston, Mass. R. Henry W. Dwight. 

Evarts. — In the Register, ante, page 30, is the statement that James, 5 son of 
Reuben 4 Evarts, had u one son, Rev. Jeremiah. 6 " This is an error, as Jere- 
miah was a lawyer by profession, not a minister ; and James Evarts had, besides 
Jeremiah, another son and three daughters. Mary Evarts. 

Windsor, Vt. 

Andover, N. H. — From an examination of the records of Marriages in An- 
dover, N. H., by Rev. Josiah Badcock, printed in the Register, vol. 58, pp. 16- 
20, I find a number of errors, which I take occasion to correct. Many of these 
errors are clue, evidently, to mistakes in copying, while others are due to the 
peculiar chirography and spelling of the original. The more important errors 
are : 

Oct. 25. 1785, for Ayer, read Andover. 

Oct. 25, 1784, for Probards, read Robards. 

Mar. 15, 1789, for Barnes, read Burns or Byrnes. 

For Aug. 14, 1792, read Jan. 18, 1792. 

Aug. 14, 1792, for Molly Blanwell, read Molly Blasdwell (intended for Blais- 

May 2, 1793, for Betsey Noon, read Betsey Uron or Uran. 

Oct. 27, 1795, for Ira Tucl, read Ira Jud. 

Nov. 15, 1801, for Rain Bow Robie, read Paine Rowe Robie. 

Feb. 7, 1804, for Mrs. Kendall, read Mrs. Randall. 

For August 4 [1806], read Dec. 4, 1806. 

Jan. 22, 1807, for Jonathan Richards and Hannah Hidden, read Jonathan Ro- 
berds and Hannah Fuller. 

Mar. 7, 1811, for Bassett, read Buswell. 

Aug. 30, 1812, for Hannah Lornel, read Hannah Lowell. 

Feb. 23, 1826, for Joshua S. Weare, read Joshua L. Weare. 
Andover, N. H. J. R. Eastman. 



John Burbank {ante, page 139). — I find that John 1 Burbank who was made / 
freeman at Boston, May 13, 1640, made his will in 1681, being then " aged and 
decrepit." He had two wives and several children, among them a son John, 2 
who had sons Timothy, 3 born 1668, John and Ebenezer. 

It was undoubtedly John 2 who was at Suffield, and the progenitor of the fam- 
ily given in my contribution. 

The family as recorded by Henry A. Phillips of Boston, a descendant, is as 
follows : 

John 1 Burbank, who died after 1681, had first wife Ann, and second wife 
Jemima. Children by first wife : 1. John, 2 b. about 1640. 2. Timothy, b. May 

308 Notes and Queries. [July* 

18, 1641 ; buried July 14, 1660. Children by second wife: 3. Lydia, b. Apr. 7, 

1644 ; m. Foster. 4. Caleb, b. May 19, 1646 ; m. Martha Smith. 5. diary, 

b. May 16, 1655; buried July 12, 1660. 

John 2 Burbank, of Suffleld, had by his first wife, Susannah Merrill, besides 
the three sons previously named, a* daughter Mary,' 6 bapt. June 24, 1666, at 
Eowley, who probably m. (1) Dec. 2, 1685, Lazarus Miller of Springfield (1655- 
1697); m. (2) about 1702, William Mackranney, who d. Oct. 25, 1725; and m. 
(3) Feb. 11, 1734, James Sexton of Westfield," in which town she d. Oct. 16, 
1740. She had seven children by her second, and four by her third, husband. 

Westjield, Mass. Louis M. Dewey. 


Tileston. — The following records of the Tileston family add to the data 
printed in the Register, ante, vol. 13, page 122 : 

Thomas Tileston was Born September 9 th 1735 

« Mary 


1771 Onesiphorus Tileston Esq r Died Intestate Nov 1 " 27 

1783 Thomas Tileston & Lucy How. Married October 2 d 

1784 Benjamin Tileston Died in Demarra July 25 
1787 Lucy Daughter of Tho 8 & Lucy Tileston Born July 3 
1789 Thomas Son of Tho 9 & Lucy Tileston Born April 15 
1792 Lucy Daughter of Tho 8 & Lucy Tileston Died June 3 
1794 Thomas Tileston Died Intestate M 59. June 24 
1794 Lucy Wife of Thomas Tileston Died. 35. Sep* 4 
1796 Judith Widow of Ones 5 Tileston Died ffi. 83. Nov r 19 

Boston, Mass. Francis E. Blake. 

Feby . . 

18 th 1740 


19th 174! 

Septem r 

30 th 1742 

Februy . 

9 th 1744 

Septem r 

11 th 1746 

Septem r 

27 th 1750 

Novem r 

9 th 1751 


28 th 1755 

July . . 

29 th 1756 

Rice. — The Sudbury Vital Records do not give the following record of the 
marriage of Benjamin 2 Rice {Edmund 1 ): " Benjamin Rice and Mary Brown 
were married June The Second 1661 a true Coppy Taken out of the Record of 
y e Town of Sudbury, atest John Goodenow, Clerk. Feb. 2d, 1694-5." 

This is in the files of the Middlesex Inferior Court, 1695, for the case of 
Benjamin Rice vs. Ebenezer Rice. With it is filed the copy of a deed by Benja- 
min Rice, made shortly before this marriage, in which he speaks of his intended 
wife as " Mary Brown Eldest Daughter unto Mr. William Brown of Sudbury." 

Among other papers in the file is the following testimony : " Thomas Browne 
& William Brown boath of full age saith y* soon after y e Death of Mary 
Rice wife of Benjamin Rice of Sudbury y e s d Benjamin Rice desired us about 
y e beginning of fleb r 1690.91 to go with him & his son Ebenezer Rice to 
his Land in Controversie and we all went to a place neer the middle of s d 
Land and There y e s d Benj a Rice did of his voluntary free will the Land being 
frozen faste hold of some Twiggs and gave his son Ebenezer Rice possession 
of s d Lands in controversie which Land y e said Benjamin" Rice had made over 
to her y* was his wife Mary Rice aforesaid by a deed bearing date y e 20 th of 
May 1662 and told him y* was his Land and bid him break up & plant & build 
upon it and upon this Land it is that y e tree it cut y t is now in controversie and 
y e s d Benjamin Rice bid his s d son Ebenezer Rice turning himself round goe and 
Improve as you please : they further add : that from and after y e s d posses- 
sion was given said Ebenezer Rice entered into y e said Lands and has built 
thereupon and has broken up part thereof & has continued in possession ever 
since. They further acid y 4 Ebenezer Rice is ye only child & heire of Mary Rice 
mentioned in y e Deed now produced and that y e Tree mentioned in y e attach- 
ment is cntt off y e four hundred acres within y e same conveyance & bonded. 

Concord, July. 9. 95. Thomas Browne, William Browne. 

Boston, Mass. Henry A. Phillips. 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 309 

Hayward. — The following inscription is on a grave stone in St. Paul's Church 
graveyard, Norfolk, Virginia : 

Here lies | Inter d the Body of Ezra | Havward a native of | Boston who de- 
parted this | Life the 26 th of November | 1797 M 26 Years. 

There is also a stone to George Augustus Hayward, son of Ezra, who died 
Sept. 5, 1797. C. K. Bolton. 

Town Records. — The following copy of a vote, passed in one of our New 
England towns, gives an example of the value too often placed upon early 
records, and would explain their paucity in that town, at least : 

Tisbury Town Meeting, May 27, 1840. 
Voted Thomas Dunham and Benjamin Allen be a Committee to Select 
the old town books that is of no Consequence to the town & have them for their 
Services. Attest Wm. Davis, Town Clerk. 

William J. Rotch. 


Savery Genealogy— Hunt Family. — On page 19 of the " Supplement" to 
the Genealogy, I state thaT"Lieut. Col. Benjamin Hunt, the Loyalist, was / 

11 from Thomas 1 of Stamford, Conn., and Rye and West Chester, N.Y., through 
Thomas 2 of West Farms, N. Y., Josiah, 3 Josiah, 4 Moses 5 (Benjamin 6 ). I am 
now assured, by an expert in the Hunt family history, that this is wrong; that 
Moses was not a son of Josiah, Jr., nor was the first Josiah a son of Thomas, 
Jr. ; but that the correct line is Th omas, 1 Josiah, 2 Moses, 3 Benjamin. 4 I write 
this lest my statement may mislead investigators of the Hunt lines, and would 
be grateful for any further light on the subject. 

I would be thankful to any one who will send me the addresses of any Sa- 
verys in the State of Indiana. A. W. Savary. 

Annapolis Boyal, N. S. 

Apropos of the Tercentenary Exposition at Jamestown, it may be of interest 
to note that in an Inn in Allhallond's street, Bideford, North Devon, England, 
there hangs over the fireplace an old oil-painting, on panel, of Jamestown from 
the Harbour, supposed to be the work of a companion or contemporary of Sir 
Richard Granville, and to have been handed clown in the latter's family, who are 
said to have dwelt of yore in the Inn itself, which is named "the Grenville 
House." The Rev. Prebendary Granville, of Exeter, however, the author of a 
History of the family, writes that he is extremely doubtful whether the Inn 
was ever the Granville's home. He believed that their residence was " Ford," 
about a mile out, where there was a large pond, from which Sir Bernard (Sir 
Richard's son) sent live tench to his son Sir Bevile, at " Stowe." 

The picture is so much darkened by smoke that, I am told, it could not be 
photographed satisfactorily. It is to be wished that a copy in oils, or even in 
black and white, might be made before it becomes more obscure. 

London, England. Ethel Lega-Weekes. 


QUERIES— Commencing with the issue of January, 1908, the Queries 
department will appear in the advertising pages of the REGISTER; and all 
such matter will be printed, without restriction as to subject or space, 
at the rate of 10 cents for ten words, or fraction thereof, payable in 

Munson, Putt. — In the State Archives of New Hampshire are the following 
papers concerning the estate of Robert Munson : 

"23 June 1677 Granted unto Henry putt administration to y e estate of Robert 
Munson of Isles of Shoales deceased. And Hen put and Rog r Kelley bind them- 
selves in a bond of 40te £that s d putt shall administer according to Lau," and 

"Robert Munsons Inventory who departed this life the 10th of May 1677." 
The total of the inventory was £ 24. 6s. Ocl, the largest item in which was a 
"share of fishe weare," £10. It was taken 26 June, 1677, by Roger Kelly and 
Richard Munson, and sworn to by Eliza Putt. 


310 Notes and Queries, [Jutyj 

I am inclined to believe that Eichard Munson was the son of Robert. Has 
anybody any authentic information concerning the Munsons and Putts ? 
Franklin, Mass. « Albert C. Mason. 

Wanted, reference to the ancestry of : 

Rebecca Nichols, b. about 1641, who m., 15 Mar., 1664, Samuel House, Jr., of 
Scituate, Mass. 

Esther Pritchett, who m., 6 Sept., 1677, Dea. Thomas Hanchet, of Wethers- 
field, Ct., Westfield, Mass., and Suffleld, Ct. 

Lydia Hay ward, b. about 1683, whom., 26 Feb., 1707, John Hatchet, of West- 
field, Mass., and Suffleld, Ct. 

Jane , b. about 1626, who m., before 1657, Ralph Houghton of Lancas- 
ter, Mass. Also, her husband's ancestry. 

Abigail (Wales?), b. about 1647, ra., about 1665, Edward Vose, of Milton, 

John Chadwick, Sr., b. about 1701, and Hannah , his wife, b. about 

1700, of Watertown and Worcester, Mass. 

Nehemiah 4 Underwood (Jonathan, 3 Joseph, 2 Joseph 1 ), of Boston, Mass., and 
Woodstock, Ct., b. 5 May, 1721, maternal ancestry. 

Sarah , who m., about 1689, Capt. Joseph Cady, of Watertown and 

Groton, Mass. 

Abigail Lee, b. 1703, who m., Mar., 1723, Stephen Cady, of Killingly, Ct. 

Jonathan* Moulton (Ebenezer, 3 Robert, 2 Robert 1 ), maternal ancestry. 

Anna Flint, who m., 16 Jan., 1745, as his second wife, Jonathan Moulton, of 
Salem and Brimfield, Mass. (Hon.) Frederick A. Henry. 

1817 E. 63d St., N. E., Cleveland, O. 

Loomis. — I desire the parentage of : 

Tabitha Loomis, who m. John Burr. They had a gr. dau. Sarah, b. Aug. 4, 

Lydia Loomis, who m. Isaac Hinsdale, who was b. Sept. 15, 1673. 

Sarah Loomis, who d. Feb. 6, 1790. She m. Nov. 25, 1717, Josiah, b. Feb. 6, 
1690, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Coles) Lyman. 

Hannah Loomis, who m. Abram Pamish, of N. Y. 

Aaron Loomis, who was a member of Capt. Thos. Cheney's Co. raised in 
Mass. for the expedition against Canada, 1746. 

Almira Loomis, m. (his second wife), Oct. 10, 1855, Daniel Riddell, who was 
b. in Saratoga Co., N. Y., Sept. 13, 1818. 

Anna Loomis, of Lebanon, Conn., who m. (his second wife), Dec. 13, 1727, 
Samuel, b. June 17, 1679, son of Lieut. Abel and Martha (Kitcherell) Wright. 
His first wife was Mary Case. 

Anna Loomis, whom, in Bolton, Conn., Feb. 1, 1787, Aaron (or Anson) Grant. 

Anna M. Loomis, who m. Wesley Dension, b. in Licking Co., Ohio, Dec. 6, 
1818, son of John and Laura (Fellows) Grant. 

Anna Loomis, of Milwaukee, Wis., who m. Henry R., son of Elisha and 
Diana (Hyde) Edgerton. Elisha S. Loomis. 

Berea, Ohio. 

Wanted, the ancestry of : 

Chloe Crossman, born Aug. 10, 1769, died in Brandon, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1834, 
who married (intention published July 2, 1786) William Davenport of Sutton. 

Hannah Blanchard, who married, Sept. 10, 1795, at Charlton, Mass., Parker 
Hooker, and died May 29, 1817, at Peacham, Vt. Mary H. Lane. 

Box 22, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Cullum. — What Regiment or Company, presumably of British troops, formed 
the garrison of Fort William Henry, in the City of New York in 1702? This 
fort, which should not be confused with the one on Lake George, had borne 
many names at different periods. In 1689 it was Fort James; in 1691, Fort 
William; in 1702, Fort William Henry; in 1714, Fort Anne; and in 1783, Fort 
George. I especially desire information regarding a John Cullum who was 
one of the garrison in 1702, and of his descendants, and will be grateful for 
any assistance. (Mme.) Emma Cullum Cortazzo. 

1907.] JSfotes and Queries. 311 

Churchill, Royce, Baldwin. — Josias Churchill, an early settler of Weth- 
ersfield, Conn., married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Dem- 
ing) Foote, and has been credited with the following children: 1. Mary, b. 
Mar. 24, 1639, who m. Samuel Church of Hadley, Mass. 2. Elizabeth, b. May 
16, 1642, who m. Henry Buck of Wethersfleld, Conn. "3. Hannah, b. Nov. 1, 
1644, who m. Samuel Royce of New London, and " died early leaving no chil- 
dren," according to some writers. 4. Ann, b. about 1647, who m. Rice. 

5. Joseph, b. Dec. 7, 1649. 6. Benjamin, b. May 16, 1652. 7. A son who died 
aged 1 yr. 8. Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1657, who m. Wickham. 

In his will, dated Nov. 17, 1683 (inventory dated Jan. 5, 1687), he names chil- 
dren Joseph, Benjamin, Mary Church, Elizabeth Buck, Ann Rice, and Sarah 
Wickham. * 

It is a fact well known that Hannah and Ann were used interchangeably at 
that period ; and, also, that the surname Royce and Rice were the same. As he 
mentioned no daughter Hannah, it has been explained that she " died early," 
but this is based only upon assumption, and it is reasonable to conclude that 
Hannah and Ann were one and the same. As to his daughter Sarah Wickham, 
it has been stated that she was the wife of Thomas Wickham, but careful re- 
search shows that the wife of Thomas was named Mary, through all the bap- 
tismal records of Thomas's children, and that she was a daughter of Lieut. 
Thomas and Sarah Hurlbut. 

Samuel Royce (or Rice) and his wife Hannah (or Ann) Churchill (in the rec- 
ords called Churchwood, which is a clerical error) had children : 1. Samuel, b. 
1672 or '3, who m. (1) Sarah Baldwin, and m. (2) Hannah Benedict. 2. Abigail, 
b. Nov. 24, 1677, who m. Joseph Cowles. 3. Prudence, b. July 26, 1680. 4. 
Deborah, b. Sept. 8, 1683, who m. Thomas Mix. 

Was Sarah Baldwin, who married Samuel Royce, the daughter, b. Mar. 29, 
1668, of Josiah and Mary (Camp) Baldwin? Frederick M. Steele. 

Bailway Exchange Bldg., Chicago, III. 

Geer-Harris. — Abigail Harris, of Midclletown, Conn., in her will, dated 
Juue, 1789, left the bulk of her property to " my son Hezekiah Geer on condi- 
tion that he care for my affectionate husband Abraham Harris in his advanced 

Wanted, the parentage, and date and place of birth of Abigail Geer 

Harris ; the christian name, parentage and elate and place of birth and death of 
her husband Geer ; and the place of birth of Hezekiah Geer, who mar- 
ried, in Midclletown, Feb. 9, 1790, Sarah Gilbert, and removed about 1800 to 
Pittsfield, Mass., where he died Aug. 4, 1822, aged 61. Was Hezekiah Geer or 
his father in the Revolutionary War? (Mrs.) Gertrude Gear Stubbs. 

1915 Capitol Ave., Omaha, Neb. 

Burr. — The pedigree is wanted of Samuel Burr, of Hartford, Conn., who 
had, among other children, a daughter Lodamia, born in 1764, and who is 
thought to be the Samuel mentioned by Hinman as having married Christian 
Cad well, Dec. 17, 1752. Is it not probable that he was son of Thomas 3 (Thom- 
as, 2 Benjamin 1 ) and identical with the Samuel Burr who was a member of the 
"Governor's Guard," 1776, and of the "Governor's Horse Guards," 1786, at 

Can anyone give date of Lodamia's marriage to Solomon Culver? The family 
went to Wyoming Valley, Penn., and later to Ohio. F. B. Culver. 

Box 256, Annapolis, Md. 


Manners. — In the Register, ante, page 203, inquiry is made concerning 
Hannah Manners, the wife of Jonathan Davenport. 

When in the Register, vol. 33, page 27, I gave Manners as my reading of the 
original Dorchester record, I did not know that it was but the colonial cor- 
ruption of Maynard, and that the said Hannah was daughter of John and Mary 
(Gates) Maynard of Marlborough, Mass., as I have since learned. 

161 Tremont St., Boston, Mass. (^ 1 '0 Bennett F. Davenport. 

312 JSFotes and Queries. [July, 

Historical Intelligence. t 

REGISTERS WANTED.— There are a number of smaller historical socie- 
ties and public libraries having partial sets of the REGISTER which are 
not financially able to purchase the volumes needed to complete their sets. 
There are also some libraries which have a few of the recent volumes 
only. The Treasurer of this Society will be glad to receive donations of 
large or small lots of the REGISTER for the benefit of these libraries and 
societies, and will endeavor to place such donations where they will be 
most useful in promoting the work for which this Society was incor- 

English Research. — The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury iu 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which led to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman,\ 

Francis Apthorp Foster, i 

Jerome Carter Hosmer, } Committee on 

William Eben Stone, \ English Research, 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, I 

Maine Vital Records. — Attention is called to the following : 

Laws of Maine 1903. Chapter 203, page 168. Acts and Resolves. 

An Act To provide for the Preservation of Town Records of Births, Mar- 
riages and Deaths Previous to the Year Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Two. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature 
assembled, as follows : 

Section 1. Whenever the record of the births, marriages, and deaths, pre- 
vious to the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two beginning at the very 
earliest date, of any town in this state, shall be collected from church records, 
church register^, records of clergymen, family bibles, public records and other 
available sources, and shall be printed and verified in the manner required by 
the standing committee of the Maine Historical Society, under the editorship 
of some person selected by said committee, whose services shall be rendered 
free and without any compensation, and the work shall appear to them to have 
been prepared with accuracy, the secretary of state shall purchase five hundred 
copies of such record at a price not exceeding one cent per page ; provided, 
that the written copies of the town records shall become the property of the 
state, and shall be deposited in the office of the state registrar of vital statistics ; 
and provided, further, that not more than five hundred dollars shall be expended 
by authority of this act in any one year. 

Section 2. The volumes purchased as aforesaid shall be distributed by the 
state registrar aforesaid as follows : One copy to the office of the secretary of 
state ; one copy to the state librarian ; one copy to the free public library of 
each town and city of the state ; one copy to each state and territorial library 
in the United States ; one copy to the library of co'ngress ; one copy to each 
incorporated historical society in the state; one copy to the library of each 
college in the state; one copy to each registry of deeds. The remainder shall 
be placed in the state library for purposes of exchange. 

1907.] Notes and Queries. 313 

Gookin Genealogy. — A history of the Gookin family in England, Ireland, 
and America, for which the author has been gathering materials more than thirty 
years, is now ready for the printer, and will be issued when subscriptions 
sufficient to cover the cost of publication are received. The book divides 
naturally into four volumes : the first dealing with the family in England and 
Ireland; the second with the Gookins in America; the third containing gene- 
alogies of their descendants bearing other names ; the fourth consisting of 
indices and tabular key pedigrees, which it seems desirable to bind separately. 
Beyond the number subscribed for, very few copies will be printed, and they 
will be held at a substantial advance upon the subscription price. For par- 
ticulars, address Frederick William Gookin, 20 Walton Place, Chicago, 111. 

Indian Captivities.— The H. R. Huntting Company, Springfield, Mass., an- 

Inounces a series of reprints of some of the valuable narratives of Indian cap- 

jtivities in New England, copies of which have become scarce. The books will 

I be carefully edited with introductions and notes, and will be printed from type 

| on hand-made and all-rag paper, bound in antique boards. The first book of 

the series to be issued will be The Narrative^f the Captivity of Mrs. Johnson, 

reprinted from the third edition, Windsor, Vt., 1814. For particulars, address 

the publishers. 

Narragansett Church. — D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 232 Sum- 
mer Street, Boston, Mass., proposes to issue soon a new and enlarged edition 
of the " History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island." The 
original edition, by Wilkins Updike, appeared in 1847, and made a volume of 
nearly 500 pages. The new edition of the work makes over 1000 pages, will 
be issued in two volumes, and will contain important additions and fifty full-page 
portraits. For particulars and terms of subscription, address Mr. Updike. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in 
full if possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bentley, Brooks, Morey, Wilherstine. — Mrs. Joseph Sheaff, Box 91, Holcomb, 
Ogle Co., 111., is preparing genealogical records of the descendants of William 
Bentley of Richmond, R. I., and Canaan, N. Y. ; John Warner Brooks of 
Wallingford, Conn., and Steuben, N. Y. ; George Morey of Connecticut, and 
Lebanon, N. Y. ; and John Witherstine of Herkimer and Steuben, N. Y. 

Byram. — Charles R. Byram, Wellington, Mass., is compiling a genealogy of 
the descendants of Nicholas Byram of Bridgewater, Mass., taking up the work 
as left by the late A. M. Byram. The first five generations are substantially 
completed, but much remains to be done before the records of the succeeding 
generations are ready for the printer, and any information concerning the 
family will be thankfully received. 

Chandler. — Mrs. Anna M. Chandler Riley has collected data of the descend- 
nts of William Chandler of Deptford, England, who settled in Portsmouth, 

Decker. — Frank Allaben, 3 West 42d Street, New York City, is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants.of Lieut. Jan Broersen Decker, of Ulster Co., 
N. Y., and desires family data from all descendants. 

Jackman. — P. A. Jackman, 263 North 3d Street East, Logan City, Utah, is 
preparing a genealogy of the descendants of James Jackman of Newbury, 

Topping. — Frank Allaben, 3 West 42d Street, New York City, is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Topping of Connecticut, and 
and Southampton, L. I., and desires family data from all descendants. 

314 Booh Notices. [July* 


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of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

The John Cary Descendants. Rev. Seth C. Cary, President, 12 Brent St., 
Dorchester Center, Boston, Mass. Bulletin No. 3. New Series. Nov., 1906. 
8vo. pp. 10-12. Portrait. 

Genealogical Notes of the Green Family. [By Henry Lewis Green. Chicago. 
1907.] 4to. pp. 14. 

The American ancestors of the Greens whose records are here given were 
John Greene, of Quidnessett, R. I., and his wife, Joan Beggarly. At the head 
of the " Old World Ancestry " is placed Lord Alexander de Greene de Boketon, 
of Norman descent. 

The Hale Family of Connecticut. *. By Seymour Morris. Boston : Press of 
David Clapp & Son. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 12. 

This is a reprint, with additions, from the Register for April, 1907. 

A Biographical Sketch of Eight, Generations of Hoopers in America. William 
Hooper, 1635, to ldolene Snow (Hooper) Crosby, 1883. Compiled by Mrs. 
William Sumner Crosby, Brookline, Mass. Printed for Private Circulation. 
[Boston.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 42. 

The line of Hoopers here traced is descended from William Hooper, who 
came to America in 1635, and whose name is found in the First Church records 
of Reading, Mass., in 1642. The genealogy is in the fullest sense " biographi- 

The Lindsay Family Association of America. Third Annual Beport. [Boston. 
1906.] 8vo.#p. 37-58. 

Macomber Genealogy. By [Rev.] Everett S. Stackpole. Press of The Jour- 
nal Co., Lewiston, Maine. [1907.] 8vo. pp. 8. Price, $2.00. Address 
the author, Bradford, Mass. 

The title specially descriptive of this work is "John Macomber of Taunton 
and his Descendants." If it meets with success, the author will publish another 
part, " Genealogy of the Descendants of William Macomber of Marshfleld," 
and an index of the whole. The introduction gives interesting information 
respecting the Macombers of England and of Scotland. Revolutionary audi 
Mayflower claims are carefully traced. The book is bound in paper covers sol 
that "when the second volume is issued they can be bound together as one| 

Qainby Chart. Compiled by Henry Cole Quinby, 5 Nassau St., New York! 
City. Size 29 in. by 12 in. 

This chart gives the ancestors of Thomas Quinby, of Stroudwater, Me., 1885,1 
and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Brewer. The original ancestors named are QuinbyJ 
Haskell, Freeman, Pearson, Titcomb, Dole, Brewer, Frost, Pepperell. 

The Shepardson Family. A Becord of the Early Generations in America. B] 
Francis Wayland Shepardson. [Chicago. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 7. 

The ancestor of this family was Daniel Shepardson, who came to Salem] 
Mass., from England, in the year 1628-9. This pamphlet gives the first five 
generations of his descendants. 

Willis Becords ; or, Becords of the Willis Family of Haverhill, Portland, an< 
Boston. By Pauline Willis. London : Printed by St. Vincent's Press, 33ij 
Harrow Road, W. [1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 115. 

This work consists of two parts ; the first comprising descendants to th^ 
sixth generation of Michael Willis who is said to have come from London ii 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Bostoi 

1907.] Booh Notices. 315 

1635, and who is known to have settled in Dorchester, Mass. ; the second, 
"Notes on Various Families connected by Marriage," which contains records 
of the families of Gammell, Ball, McKinstry, Leonard, Kinsman, May, Sewall, 
and Phillips. Biographical sketches are numerous. There is no index. 

The Wendell System of Perpetual Family Becords. Autographs and Biographies, 
Photographs and Illustrations. Printed head lines and pages for complete in- 
formation, with references from Family to Family for all generations, so ar- 
ranged that members of each race may trace their descent from the common 
ancestor and discover the degree of relationship. Second edition. Wendell 
Brothers, Designers and Publishers, Minneapolis, Minn. 1905. Folio. Price, 
first 20 pages (paper cover), $ 1.25. Leather bound, 100 pages, $5.00. 

This system adds to the variety already in use, and has, as a noticeable 
merit, the loose leaf arrangement, which admits of the removal at pleasure of 
any of the leaves. 

Ancestry and Descendants of Bev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass. By Joseph 
Gardner Bartlett. Boston: N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1907. Large 8vo. 
pp. 16. Portrait. 

This is a reprint, with additions, from the Register for January and April, 
1907, and constitutes a complete genealogy of this family. There is a portrait, 
with facsimile of autograph, of Rev. Mr. Wilson. 

Charles Brooks and his Work for Normal Schools. By John Albree. Read 
before the Medford Historical Society, May 5, 1906. Press of J. C. Miller, 
Jr., Medford, Mass. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 31. 111. 

In this reprint from the Medford " Historical Register" for Jan., 1907, Mr. 
Albree recalls to the memory of Medford people the nearly obliterated facts in 
connection with the work of their fellow-citizen in establishing the Prussian 
system of education in Massachusetts. In the preparation of this paper accu- 
rate information has been supplied by a scrap-book of Mr. Brooks. Though 
Mr. Brooks's work was finished seventy years ago, his singular reticence pre- 
vented a general recognition of his labors. It was he who discovered the 
educational remedy which Horace Mann put into practice. 

The Wilson Portrait of Franklin; Earl Grey's Gift to the Nation. By Charles 
Henry Hart. Reprinted from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and 
Biography, Oct., 1906. Phila. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 409-416. Portrait. 

This portrait, which was painted by Benjamin Wilson in 1759, was taken 
from Franklin's home in Philadelphia by Major Andre, was carried to England 
and deposited in Howick House, the seat of the Greys, and returned to the 
United States by Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada, in April, 1906. 

Bobert E. Lee. Centennial Celebration of his Birth held under the auspices of the 
University of South Carolina, on the 19th day of Jan., 1907. Columbia, S.C. : 
The State Co., Printers. 1907. 8vo. pp. 36. 111. 

This publication contains two addresses : " Lee, the Soldier," by Maj. H. E. 
Young, and "Lee, the College President," by Dr. E. S. Joynes, formerly of 
General Lee's Faculty. Both these men, former companions of Lee, pay him 
the highest tributes of praise. 

Samuel Hayes Pennington, M.D., LL.D. 1806-1900. Ninth President of the 
New Jersey Historical Society, 1894-1897. By William Nelson. Paterson, 
N. J. : The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 269 Main St. 1906. 8vo. pp. 9. 

This reprint from the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 
Oct., 1906, is the sketch of a physician of Newark, N. J., whose energy, learn- 
ing, and ability were conspicuous, not only in the service of his profession, but 
also of finance, education, and religion. 

The Friendship of Dr. Nathan Smith and Dr. Lyman Spalding. By Dr. James 
A. Spalding, Portland, Maine. [Portland. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 20. 

Dr. Spalding was born in Cornish, N. H., in 1775 ; Dr. Smith settled there in 
1786. The friendship between these two began when the former was very 
young, and was one of life-long duration, disinterested attachment, and mutual 

VOL. LXI. 21 

316 Book Notices. [July, 

Captain Thomas Tingey, U. S. N. By F. W. Hackett. Reprinted from the 
Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. xxxiii, No. 1, Whole 
No. 121. [Annapolis, Md. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 119-123. Portrait. 

Captain Tingey, who was born in London in 1750, though a brave and able 
naval officer, is specially commemorated in this sketch as the person chosen to 
superintend the laying out of the navy yard at Washington, in 1799, of which 
yard he was afterwards appointed commandant. 

Vital Becords of Bradford, Massachusetts, to the end of the Year 1849. Pub- 
lished by the Topsfield Historical Societv, Topsfield, Mass. 1907. 8vo. 
Cloth, pp. 373. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, to the 
end of the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, 
Trustee of the Fund. 1907. 8vo. pp. 226. 

Vital Becords of Lynn, Massachusetts , to the end of the Year 1849. Volume II. 
— Marriages. Deaths. Published by The Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 
1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 621. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Temple ton, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 212. 

Vital Becords of Williamstown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Published by 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 173. 

Original Sources of American Genealogical Data. (Beprinted from The Con- 
necticut Magazine.) Becords of the Farish of Amity (now Woodbridge), 
Connecticut. Fart I. A — D. Arranged by Louise Tracy. [Newport, R. I. 
1907.] Large 8vo. pp. 24. 

These records begin in 1742, and are described as "especially good," the 
entries being made with a great degree of regularity. 

An Historic Guide to Cambridge. Compiled by Members of the Hannah Win- 
throp Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Cambridge, Mass. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 207. 111. Maps. 

As the title implies, this is a description of the places of interest in Cam- 
bridge, accompanied by historical accounts, and comprising a selection of the 
most important of the numerous materials at the disposal of the society above 
named. Original grants of land are here carefully noted, and their subsequent 
owners recorded. No house or family which would be likely to excite the 
curiosity of strangers or residents has been overlooked. The illustrations are 
fine, many of them made especially for this publication, and there is an index. 

Year Book. 1906. City of Charleston, So. Ca. [Charleston, S. C. 1907.] 
8vo. pp. xx+370+26. 111. 

Dorchester Historical Society. Catalogue of Civil War Belies. 1862-1863- 
1864. Old Blake House, Columbia Road, Dorchester, Mass. Oct., 1906. 
16mo. pp. 11. 

Dorchester Historical Society. History of the Old Blake House, and a Brief 
Sketch of the Dorchester Historical Society. By James H. Stark. Catalogue 
of the Stark Collection of Antiquities and Curiosities. [Boston.] 1907. 2 
pamphlets. 12mo. pp. 13; 10. 

Dorchester Historical Society. Paper on the Old Dorchester Burying Ground. 
Bead before the Society, Nov. 2, 1901. By Johx A. Fowle. Second edition. 
Published by the Society of " ye Old Blake House," Columbia Road, Dor- 
chester, Mass. 1907. 12mo. pp. 22. 111. 

The illustrations and copies of epitaphs, together with the extremely inter- 
esting text, present a clear idea of this burying-ground. 

Address of Greeting from the Essex Institute to the Lynn Historical Society on the 
occasion of its Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 18, 1906. Delivered by 
Abneu C. Goodell. [Salem, Mass. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 7. 

1907.] Book Notices. 317 

A Guide to Massachusetts Local History. Being a bibliographic index to the 
literature of the toions, cities arid counties of the State, including books, 
pamphlets, articles in periodicals and collected works, books in preparation, his- 
torical manuscripts, newspaper clippings, etc. Compiled by Charles A. Flagg. 
Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. Published by the Salem Press Co., 
Salem, Mass. [1907.] Price, $6.00, net to all libraries and individuals; 
postage, 20 cts. extra. 8vo. pp. ix-f-256. Maps. 

This guide will prove a very useful book to students of history and genealogy. 
It is a matter of regret, however, to limit the scope of work, as stated in the 
preface, and the book deserves better paper and press-work. The arrange- 
ment is by counties, which is inconvenient for quick reference. 

History of Saint Mark's Church, Neio Britain, Conn., and of its Predecessor, 
Christ Church, Wethersfield and Berlin, from the first Church of England 
Service in America to Nineteen Hundred and Seven. By James Shepard. 
New Britain, Conn. 1907. Large 8v<*. pp. xi-f 707. 111. Price, $6.00, ex- 
press prepaid. Address Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn. 

Chapters on "The Church in America" and u The Church in Connecticut " 
precede those on the churches in Wethersfield, Berlin and New Britain. These 
are followed by biographical sketches of the ministers of St. Mark's. Baptisms, 
confirmations, communicants, marriages and burials cover sixty pages, and 
are of special interest to the genealogist. The church records date from 1849. 
Extensive indexes close the volume. As to the quality of the work as a history, 
one infers from the " Foreword " that, although nothing essential is suppressed, 
the author has passed lightly over certain subjects a fuller treatment of which 
would occasion unnecessary pain. The book is well printed, bound and illu- 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. Vol. I. Nos. 21-25. Dedication of the 
Charlton Town Hall, — Parts One and Two. Ancient Perambulations of the 
Selectmen in Dudley, — Parts One and Two. Starbridge in the Civil War. 
12mo. pp. 269-317. 111. Maps. 

The History of Bedding, Connecticut, from its Settlement to the Present Time, 
with Notes on the Adams, Banks, Barlow, Bartlett, Baxtram, Bates, Beach, 
Benedict, Betts, Burr, Burritt, Burton, Chatfield, Couch, Darling, Fairchild, 
Foster, Gold, Gorham, Gray, Griffin, Hall, Hawley, Heron, Hill, Hall, Jackson, 
Lee, Lyon, Lord, Mallory, Meade, Meeker, Merchant, Morehouse, Perry, Piatt, 
Bead, Rogers, Rumsey, Sanford, Smith, Stow, and Strong Families. By 
Charles Burr Todd. The Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. [1906.] 
pp. V.+303. 111. 

Although not stated on the title-page, this is the second edition of this his- 
tory, the first having appeared in 1880. The present work contains over fifty 
pages more than did the former, as a great deal of additional Revolutionary 
and genealogical information has been obtained during the last quarter of a 
century. " The Summer Colony," " The Literary Colony," and " The Sandford 
School" are some of the chapters not found in the first edition. The illustra- 
tions are numerous, and the work is well indexed. 

Inscriptions from the Old Cemetery at Sudbury, Mass. Copied by Lucy Hall 
Greenlaw, Sudbury, Mass. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 21. 

This is a reprint from the Register, vol. 61. 

Inaugural Address of Hon. John T. Duggan, Mayor of Worcester, Mass. Jan. 7, 
1907. Worcester, Mass. : The Messenger Print. 1907. 8vo. pp. 16. 

State of Connecticut. Public Document No. 13. Report of the State Librarian 
to the Governor for the Two years ended Sept. 30, 1906. Printed by order of 
the Legislature. Hartford, Press : The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 
1906. 8vo. pp. 42. 111. 

The lists of Town Reports and " Town Records of the War of the Revolu- 
tion" will be of interest to many, as also Avill be the fine photographs of the 
statues of John Haynes, First Governor of Connecticut, and of John Winthrop, 
Sixth Governor, together with the facsimiles of the handwriting of the latter. 

318 Booh Notices. [July* 

History of the Forty-eighth Begiment, 31. V. 31., during the Civil War. [By 
Albert Plummer. Boston : Press of the New England. Druggist Publishing 
Co., 145 High St.] 1907. 8vo. pp. 133. 111. 

This history is written in the form of a cliary, beginning Dec. 4, 1862, and 
ending Sept. 3, 1863. It records the general activities of the r.egiment, exclud- 
ing particulars respecting companies and individuals. The journalistic style 
of the history imparts to it an air of striking reality. The Roster occupies the 
concluding sixty pages of the volume. Sixteen portraits are inserted before 
the title-page. 

History of the Nineteenth Begiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. 1861- 
1865. Issued by the History Committee. Salem Press : The Salem Press 
Co., Salem, Mass. 1906. 8vo. pp. vi+456. 111! 

This history is compiled from materials furnished, in response to an invita- 
tion of the History Committee, by officers and men of the regiment, and their 
contributions were so liberal that it was impossible to include everything re- 
ceived. Official reports, lists of casualties, promotions, losses, etc., together 
with the Roster, are combined with the narrations of personal experience. 
As the regiment was captured, and Libby and Andersonville prisons became 
the places of detention in the case of some of the men, their "experiences" 
can easily be conjectured. An appendix contains the correspondence relating 
to the " Return of the Captured Flag." The volume is supplied with a thorough 
index of names, and is well printed and bound. 

The May-Flower and Her Log. July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621. Chiefly from 
Original Sources. By Azel Ames, M.D. Boston and New York : Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. The Riverside Press. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 385. 111. Price, 
$5.00, net. Postpaid. 

This is a second edition, revised and enlarged, of the work published by Dr. 
Ames in 1901. It contains ten additional pages, and embodies the results of 
fifteen years' study, so that it now includes all obtainable facts regarding the 
May-Flower and her voyage, no illustrative documents having been overlooked. 
The additional pages of the appendix relate to the Rev. Henry M. Dexter's 
article in the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc. on the will of William Mullens, 
followed by notes on the marriage record of Francis Cooke, May-Flower 
Pilgrim, and his wife Hester, and on the graves of Capt. Richard Moore and 
his family. 

Nineteenth Beport of the Custody and Condition of the Public Becords of Par- 
ishes, Towns, and Counties. Public Document No. 2. By Robert T. Swan, 
Commissioner. Boston : Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 
Post Office Square. 1907. 8vo. pp. 56. 111. 

Encouraged by the adoption of some of his suggestions for improvement in 
the care of public records, Mr. Swan here renews his appeal to the Legislature 
for further consideration of his plans for the safety of our records. The 
appendix contains "The Laws and the Opinions of the Attorneys-General 
relating to Public Records, with Suggestions of the Commissioner," and a copy 
of "A Journal or Daye Booke relating to the Plantation of Massachusetts 

The u Glorious Enterprise." The Plan of Campaign for the Conquest of New 
France; its Origin, History, and Connection with the Invasions of Canada. 
By W. D. Schuyler-Lighthall, M.A., F.R.S.L. Montreal : C. A. Marchand, 
Printer to the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, 38 St. Lambert Hill, 
n. d. 8vo. pp. 37. 

A genealogical document is prefixed to this sketch, entitled " A Table showing 
relationships of New York devisers of invasions of Canada." The author says 
that the design of "the present paper is to show ... a remarkable aud 
significant family and social connection between the personnel of the chief 
actors on the British side during the successive stages " of the conflict, and to 
exhibit the completeness with which their plan was accomplished. The author 
regards this as the 1 greatest event in the history of America (with the exception 
of its discovery), since it decided the dominance of races and institutions. 

1907.] Booh Notices. 319 

The Puritans and the Indian Lands. By Joel N. Eno, A.M. Reprinted from 
the Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries, Nov., 1906. [New Haven. 
1907.] Large 8vo. pp. 8. 

The conclusion reached by Mr. Eno, from a consideration of the facts, is 
that "the New England governmental principle and practice was equal and 
impartial justice, on the same plane to the Indian as to the white." 

A Becord of the Ceremony and Oration on the occasion of the Unveiling of the 
Monument commemorating the Great Swamp Fight, Dec. 19, 1675, in the 
Narragansett Country, Bhode Island. Erected by the Societies of Colonial 
Wars of Bhode Island and Massachusetts, Oct. 20, 1906. Printed for the 
Societies of Colonial Wars. [Boston.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 68. 111. Maps. 

Library of Congress. Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington, 
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, with the Continental Congress. 
Prepared from the Original Manuscripts in the Library of Congress by John 
C. Fitzpatrick, Division of Manuscripts. Washington : Government Print- 
ing Office. 1906. 4to. pp. 741. Facsimiles. For sale by the Superintendent 
of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. Price, $1.50. 

Library of Congress. Naval Becords of the American Bevolution. 1775-1788. 
Prepared from the Originals in the Library of Congress by Charles Henry 
Lincoln, of the Division of Manuscripts. Washington : Government Print- 
ing Office. 1906. 4to. pp. 549. 

Library of Congress. Preliminary Check List of American Almanacs. 1639- 
1800. By Hugh Alexander Morrison, of the Library of Congress. 
Washington : Government Printing Office. 1907. 4to. pp. 160. 

The Journal of the American-Irish Society. By Thomas Hamilton Murray, 
Secretary General. Vol. VI. Boston, Mass. : Published by the Society. 

1906. 8vo. pp. 170. Portrait. 

The principal historical papers in this number are " The Irish in America," 
Irish Pioneers in Boston and Vicinity," "Irish Settlers in Pennsylvania," 
Commerce between Ireland and Rhode Island," and " Patriots bearing Irish 
lames who were confined aboard the Jersey Prison Ship." 

lay State Historical League. Publication III. Issued by the Bay State Histori- 
cal League — Containing a List of the Societies Comprising the League, with 
Names of the Secretaries — A List of Titles and the Writers of Papers Bead 
Before Certain of its Members During the Years 1902-1907. [Somerville 
Journal Print. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 25. 

Proceedings of the Bostonian Society at the Annual Meeting, Jan. 8, 1907, with 
the Address delivered at the Twenty-fifth Anniversary, Dec. 4, 1906. Boston : 
Old State House. Published by order of the Society. 1907. Large 8vo. 
pp. 124. 111. 

In addition to tne account of the annual meeting, the reports of committees, 
oils of membership, and other similar matter, this publication contains a paper 
y Edward F. Reed on "Reminiscences of Boston in the Early Days of the 
-ivil War." The subject of the anniversary address by Edwin D. Mead is 

Boston in the Boston Poets." 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California. 1907. 
[Los Angeles. 1907.] 4to. pp. 12. 111. 

legister of the Society Sons of the Bevolution in California. Fifteenth year. 

1907. [Los Angeles. 1907.] 4to. pp. 48. 111. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the 3Iost Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication : Dec. 12, 1906. Special Communi- 
cation: Dec. 20, 1906. Stated Communication: Dec. 27, 1906, being its 
One hundred and seventy-third Anniversary. M. W. John Albert Blake, Grand 
Master. B. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Recording Grand Secretary. Boston : 
The Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1907. 8vo. Variously paged. 




Samuel Ashley Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, -fjlaremont, 
New Hampshire. 1907. 12mo. pp. 15. ** 

Constitution and By-Laws, Officers and Members of the Ohio Society of New York. 
1907. Eooms of the Society, Waldorf-Astoria, New York. [New York. 
1907.] 12mo. pp. 49. 111. 

Tenth Annual Report of the Peabody Ltistorical Society. [Peabody, Mass.] 
8vo. pp. 12. 111. 

This report is specially noticeable for its illustrations, including a copy of 
the portrait of Queen Victoria, given by her to Mr. Peabody in gratitude for 
his benefactions to the poor of London. 

Bulletin of the University of South Carolina. No. VIII. Part II. Jan., 1907. 
War Records. Columbia, S. C. 12mo. pp. 43. 

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Wisconsin. List of Officers and 
Members, including Pedigrees, and a Record of Services performed by Ancestors 
in the Wars of the Colonies. Milwaukee: Printed for the Society by Burdick 
& Allen. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 134. 111. 


John Quincy Adams, many years chief 
clerk in office of Mass. State Treasurer, 
born Apr. 22, 1 843, in North Brookfield, 
Mass., died Apr. 5, 1907, in Wayland, 


Thomas Bailey Aldrich, A.M., L.H.D., 

poet, author, editor, born Nov. 11, 1836, 
in Portsmouth, N. H., died Mar. 19, 
1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Alonzo C. Allen, town clerk of Suffield, 
Conn., born there June 16, 1837, died 
there Apr. 9, 1907. 

Charles Hastings Allen, banker, born 
June, 14, 1828, in Boston, Mass., died 
there Mar. 31, 1907. 

Charles H. Backall, underwriter, born 
Oct. 5, 1853, in Boston, Mass., died 
Mar. 16, 1907, in Hartford, Conn. 

Wallace Bates, county commissioner, 
born Oct. 14, 1839, in West Lynn, 
Mass., died May 6, 1907, in Lynn, Mass. 

Capt. John A. Beebe, born Mar. 19, 1830, 
in Nantucket, Mass., died Apr. 28, 1907, 
in Wellesley, Mass. 

Warren Belcher, former town clerk of 
Winthrop, Mass., born there June 3, 
1825, died there Mar. 18, 1907. 

Hon. George Grenville Benedict, A.M., 
legislator, editor, historian, born Dec. 
10, 1826, in Burlington, Vt., died Apr. 
8, 1807, in Camden, N. C. 

Richard Breed, abolitionist, born Mar. 
21, 1818, in Lynn, Mass., died there 
Mar. 1, 1907. 

Rev. Hopkins Brown Cady, Methodist 
minister, born in 1841, in Plainfield, 
Conn., died May 2, 1907, in Newport, 

John Dwight Carson, paper manufac- 
turer, born May 30, 1845, in Dalton, 
Mass., died there Mar. 3, 1907, aged 58. 

Hon. Daniel Henry Chamberlain, A.M., 
LL.D., lawyer, Ex.-Gov. of So. Caro- 
lina, born June 23, 1835, in Brookfield, 
Mass., died Apr. 13, 1907, in Charlottes- 
ville, Va. 

Henry Lyman Clapp, traveller, born Aug. 
18, 1836, in Enfield, Mass., died May 
10, 1907, in Valetta, Island of Malta. 

Hon. Charles Edward Clifford, law- 
yer, born Nov. 2, 1828, in Newfield, Me., 
died Apr. 20, 1907, in Falmouth, Me. 

Hon. Abraham Burbank Coffin, lawyer, 
legislator, born Mar. 31, 1831, in Gil- 
ead, Me., died Mar. 9, 1907, in Win- 
chester, Mass. 

William Gibson Colesworthy, book 
dealer, boim Mar. 16, 1851, in Boston, 
Mass., died there Apr. 25, 1907. 

Albert Conant, merchant, born in 1830, 
in Mt. Vernon, N. II., died Apr. 4, 1907, 
in Boston, Mass. 

Rev. John Cuckson, D.D., Unitarian 
minister, born Jan. 25, 1846, in Cars- 
tor, Lincolnshire, Eng., died May 6, 
1907, in Plymouth, Mass. 




Capt. Charles Albert Currier, born 
Dec. 19, 1833, in Chelsea, Mass., died 
there Apr. 16, 1907. 

Judge Albert Wakefield Curtis, A.B., 
former town clerk of Spencer, Mass., 
born May 26, 1848, in Worcester, Mass., 
died Mar. 20, 1907, in Spencer, Mass. 

Marshall Curtis Dizer, shoe manufac- 
turer, born Sept. 23, 1822, in Wey- 
mouth, Mass., died Mar. 6, 1907, in 
East Weymouth, Mass. 

Rev. Daniel Dorchester, D.D., Metho- 
dist, author, lecturer, born Mar. 11, 
1827, in Duxbury, Mass., died Mar. 13, 
1907, in Dorchester, Mass. 

James Draper, agriculturist, manufac- 
turer, born Aug. 31, 1842, in Worces- 
ter, Mass., died there Mar. 13, 1907. 

Hon. Oscar Edwards, banker, born June 
6, 1821, in Chesterfield, Mass., died 
Apr. 4, 1907, in Northampton, Mass. 

Hon. Robert Bruce Fairbairn, banker, 
born June 8, 1847, in Scotland, died 
Mar. 23, 1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Edward St. Clare Fellows, clerk of 
District Court at Dedham, Mass., born 
Dec. 29, 1866, in Lawrence, Mass., died 
May 1, 1907, in Hyde Park, Mass. 

Rev. James Newbury Fitz Gerald, D.D., 
L.L.D., Methodist Episcopal bishop, 
born July 27, 1837, in Newark, N. J., 
died Apr. 4, 1907, in Hong Kong, China. 

Charles Fletcher, manufacturer, born 
Nov. 25, 1839, in Thornton, Eng., died 
May 13, 1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Dr. George F. Gale, physician, born 
May 19, 1827, in Petersham, Mass., 
died Apr. 14, 1907, in Brattleboro, Vt. 

Hon. Elbridge Gerry, ex- vice consul at 
Havre, France, born Aug. 18, 1853, in 

Portland, Me., died , 1907, in 

Siena, Italy. 

Moses Brown Ives Goddard, born Apr. 
21, 1831, in Providence, R. I., died 
there May 14, 1907. 

Rev. John Cowper Granberry, D.D., 
Methodist Episcopal bishop, born Dec. 
5, 1829, in Norfolk, Va., died Apr. 1, 
1907, in Ashland, Va. 

Col. Nelson W. Green, inventor, born 
in Pike, N. Y., died May 9, 1907, in 
Arlington, Mass., aged 88. 

Gen. Eugene Griffin, U.S.A., electric 
engineer, born Oct. 13, 1855, in Ells- 
worth, Me., died Apr. 11, 1907, in Sche- 
nectady, N. Y. 

Hon. Galusha Aaron Grow, congress- 
man, lawyer, born Aug. 31, 1822, in 
Ashford, now Eastford, Conn., died 
Mar. 31, 1907, in Glenwood, near Scran- 
ton, Pa. 

Dr. John Martyn Harlow, surgeon, 
born Nov. 25, 1819, in Whitehall, N.Y., 
died May 13, 1907, in Woburn, Mass. 

Edwin Bradbury Haskell, editor, jour- 
nalist, born Aug. 24, 1837, in Liver- 
more, Me., died Mar. 25, 1907, in Au- 
burndale, Mass. 

John Cummings Haynes, music publisher, 
born Sept. 9, 1829, in Brighton, Mass., 
died May 3, 1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Judge Cornelius Hedges, born in West- 
field, Mass., died Apr. 28, 1907, in 
Helena, Mont., aged 76. 

Edwin Alonzo Hildreth, inventor, law- 
yer, born Mar. 12, 1843, in Cambridge, 
Mass., died there Mar. 26, 1907. 

Osborne Howes, journalist, member of 
Boston Chamber of Commerce, born 
Dec. 8, 1846, in Boston, Mass., died 
Apr. 9, 1907, in Brookline, Mass. 

Rev. Alfred Sereno Hudson, lawyer, 
historian, born Nov. 20, 1839, in Sud- 
bury, Mass., died Apr. 2, 1907, inAyer, 


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born in England, died Apr. 20, 1907, in 
Milton, Mass., aged 73. 

Rev. George Anson Jackson, M.A., libra- 
rian of the General Theological Library, 
Boston, born Mar. 17, 1846, in North 
Adams, Mass., died May 8, 1907, in 
Swampscott, Mass. 

Dr. Dana Israel Jocelyn, donor of the 
Jocelyn manuscripts to this Society, 
born Dec. 6, 1830, in Georgia, died 
June 10, 1906, in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Rev. William Henry Johnson, author, 
born Mar. 29, 1845, in Beaufort, S. C, 
died Apr. 15, 1907, in Cambridge, Mass. 

Dr. Leander P. Jones, surgeon, legisla- 
tor, of Greenwich, Conn., born in 1845, 
in Vt., died Mar. 18, 1907, in Bellaire, 

Hon. Lorrin Porter Keyes, legislator, 
born Jan. 6, 1838, in New Marlboro, 
Mass., died there Mar. 12, 1907. 

Capt. George Keith Kimball, born Mar. 
26, 1831, in Boston, Mass., died Apr. 8, 
1907, in Golden, Col. 

Col. Moses B. Lakeman, civil war vete- 
ran, born in 1828, in Boston, Mass., 
died Mar. 15, 1907, in Maiden, Mass. 




Capt.Walter Manville Lindsay, U.S.A. 
retired, born Sept. 21, 1867, in New 
York City, died Apr. 1, 1907, in Boston, 

John Knox Marshall, underwriter, of 
Brookline, Mass., born Feb. 16, 1844, 
in Fairfield, Pa., died Mar. 14, 1907, in 
Chicago, 111. 

Richard Ma>rston, restaurant keeper, 
born Oct. 14, 1816, in Barnstable, Mass., 
died Apr. 27, 1907, in Centreville, Mass. 

Rev. Amory Dwight Mayo, A.M., LL.D., 

Unitarian minister, educator, born Jan. 
31, 1823, in Warwick, Mass., died Apr. 
8, 1907, in Washington, D. C. 

Hon. Samuel Edwin Merwin, M.A., 
banker, ex-Lt.-Gov. of Connecticut, 
died Mar. 5, 1907, in New Haven, Conn., 
aged 75. 

Hon. Stanford Newel, M.A., LL.B., 

formerly U. S. minister to the Nether- 
lands, lawyer, born June 7, 1839, in 
Providence, R. I., died Apr. 7, 1907, in 
St. Paul, Minn. 

Hon. George Nichols, former Secretary 
of State of Vermont, born in 1827, in 
Northfield, Vt., died there Apr. 28, 1907. 

Hon. Sidney Perham, ex- Gov. of Maine, 
legislator, born Mar. 27, 1819, in Wood- 
stock, Me., died Apr. 10, 1907, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Hon. Royal Hervey Porter, banker, 
legislator, born Aug. 21, 1827, in Wen- 
dell, Mass., died May 12, 1907, in 
Keene, N . H. 

Quincy Lovell Reed, civil engineer, vice- 
president of the Weymouth Historical 
Society, born Apr. 6, 1822, in South 
Wevmouth, Mass., died there Apr. 8, 

Warren Richardson, printer, born Dec. 
1, 1823, in South Reading now Wake- 
field, Mass., died Apr. 30, 1907, in 
West Roxbury, Mass. 

John Dudley Sargent, born Nov. 4, 
1820, in Sullivan, Me., died Mar. 30, 
1907, in Boston. 

Rev. William Henry Savage, Unitarian 
minister, born in 1833, in Woolwich, 
Me., died May 2, 1907, in Montreal, 

John White Allen Scott, artist, born in 
1815, in Roxbury, Mass., died Mar. 4, 
1907, in Cambridge, Mass. 

Joseph E. Shaw, chief of Mass. State 
Police, born Jan. 13, 1845, in Yarmouth, 
N. S., died Apr. 4, 1907, in Lynn, Mass. 

Hon. William Shepherd, ex-Mayor of 
Lynn, born Sept. 17, 1837, in Redhill, 
co. Cavan, Ireland, died Apr. 27, 1907, 
in Boston, Mass., aged 70. 

Prof. William Cowper Simmons, A.B., 
educator, born in 1841, in Wareham, 
Mass., died Mar. 24, 1907, in New 
York City. 

John Stallman, town treasurer, legisla- 
tor, born Jan. 11, 1829, in Philadelphia, 
Penn., died May 13, 1907, in Lee, Mass. 

Hon. Moses Tyler Stevens, legislator, 
manufacturer, born Oct. 10, 1825, in 
North Andover, Mass., died there Mar. 
25, 1907. 

Lucian Bisbee Thompson, lawyer, born 
Jan. 29, 1838, in Hartford, Oxford Co., 
Me., died May 7, 1907, in Dorchester, 

Dr. James Utley, surgeon, born July 13, 
1840, in New Marlboro', Mass., died 
Mar. 15, 1907, in Newton, Mass. 

Alexander Strong Wheeler, lawyer, 
born Aug. 7, 1820, in Wayland, Mass., 
died Apr. 13, 1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Merritt Ives Wheeler, agriculturist, 
born Aug. 9, 1826, in Gt. Barrington, 
Mass., died there Apr. 6, 1907. 

Irvine Abijah Whitcomb, tourist agent, 
born Apr. 9, 1839, in Swanzey, N. H., 
died Apr. 15, 1907, in Somerville, Mass. 

Thomas Wigglesworth, merchant, born 
July—, 1814, died Mar. 21, 1907, in 
Boston, Mass. 

Henry Willey, journalist, genealogist, 
botanist, born Julv 19, 1824, in Geneseo, 
N. Y., died Mar. 14, 1907, in Wey- 
mouth, Mass. 

Col. Henry Warren Wilson, engineer, 
born Oct. 17, 1834, in Boston, Mass., 
died there May 7, 1907. 

Nathaniel Goodwin Wood, jeweller, 
born Dec. 5, 1824, in Leominster, Mass., 
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Vol. 61, page 149, line 25, for Hampton, read North Hampton. 
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Hon. John William Davis, ex- Governor 
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Rehoboth, Mass., died Jan. 25, 1907, in 
Pawtucket, R. I. 

William R. Dresser, born in Maiden, 
Mass., died Jan. 8, 1907, in Boston, 
Mass. aged 50. 

Dean Dudley, genealogist, author, born 
May 23, 1823, in Kingfield, Me., died 
Feb. 12, 1906, in Wakefield, Mass. 

Dr. Henry W. Dudley, medical exam- 
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N. H., died Dec. 29, 1906, in Abington, 

Rev. Dr. DeWitt Clinton Durgin, trav- 
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1906, in Springfield, Mass. 

Capt. Charles Endicott, born Jan. 17, 
1823, in Salem, Mass., died there Dec. 4, 

Hon. George Hknry Fairbanks, legisla- 
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N. H., died Dec. 5, 1906, in Newport, 
N. H. 

Judge Rufus Gilmore Fairbanks, born 
July 11, 1859, in Bellingham, Mass., 
died Jan. 17, 1906, in West Medway, 

Nelson Fairchild, born Sept. 22, 1879, 
in Boston, Mass., died Dec. 1(3, 1906, 
in Moukden, Manchuria. 

Rev. Henry Martyn Field, editor, au- 
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Mass., died there Jan. 26, 1907. 

Samuel Hilliard Folsom, Middlesex Co. 
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N.H., Feb. 23, 1826, died Feb. 19, 1907, 
in Winchester, Mass. 

Hon. John Burt Foster, legislator, born 
in Petersham, Mass., June 5, 1819, died 
Jan. 1907, in Bangor, Me. 

Edward Frothingham, philanthropist, 
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21, 1906, in his 82d year. 

Capt. Thom\s Fuller, born in 1813, in 
Salem, Mass., died there Dec. 1, 1906. 

Hon. Alonzo Garcelon, M.D., ex-Gov. 
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Charles Edward Garman, D.D., edu- 
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Me., died Feb. 9, 1907, in Amherst, 

Wendell Phillips Garrison, editor, born 
June 4, 1840, in Cambridge, Mass., died 
Feb. 27, 1907, in South Orange, N. J. 

Edward Hargraves, manufacturer and 
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5, 1906, in Somersworth, N. H., aged 69. 

Hon. Benjamin Winslow Harris, ex- 
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Rev. Dr. Edward Payson Ingersoll, 

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1845, in Marblehead, Mass., died Jan. 
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David N. Johnson, teacher, writer, born 
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Hon. Amos Abbott Lawrence, born Nov. 
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Dec. 23, 1906. 

Col. Charles Hildreth Lewis, educator, 
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died Dec. 3, 1906, in Camden, Me. 

Judge John Fuller Libby, born Feb. 3, 
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1906, in West Medford, Mass. 

Samuel Little, banker, capitalist, born 
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Maj. Charles Frederick Livermore, 
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died Jan. 16, 1907, in Detroit, Mich. 

Commodore Charles Harding Loring, 
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Edward Haskell Lounsbury, lawyer, 
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1906, in Woburn, Mass., aged 44. 

Bishop Charles Cardwell McCabe, Me- 
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Arthur Mills, transportation manager, 
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died Jan. 1, 1907, in New York City. 

Maj. David Moore, born Sept. 7, 1817, in 
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Lemuel Foster Morse, real estate agent, 
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died there Dec. 4, 1906. 

Orson Desaix Munn, publisher, born 
June 11, 1824, in Monson, Mass., died 
Feb. 28, 1907, in New York City. 

William Wells Newell, linguist, au- 
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Mass., died Jan. 21, 1907, in Wayland, 

Lyman Nichols, born in Boston, Mass., 
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Dr. Lyman A. Noyes, born Jan. 25, 1840, 
in Tunbridge, Vt., died Jan. 10, 1907, in 
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Charles Gushing Odlin, M.D., born Oct. 
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1906, in Melrose, Mass. 

John Frank Perry, music publisher, born 
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John Howard St. Clair, born May 29, 
1846, in Windsor, Conn., died Feb. 26, 
1907, in Springfield, Mass. 

Thomas Carter Singleton, banker, born 
Jan. 19, 1838, in Boston, Mass., died 
Dec. 24, 1906, in Brookline, Mass. 

Rev. Benjamin P. Snow, educator, died 
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Brig.- Gen. Isaac Warren Starbird, 
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died Feb. 2, 1907, in Dorchester, Mass. 

Charles W. Strong, born May 9, 1840, in 
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Pittsfield, Mass. 

Gen. Thomas Hammond Talbot, born July 
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By Deloraine Pendre Corey, Esq. 

William Blake Trask, a son of William and Patience (Pierce) 
Trask, was born at Commercial Point in Dorchester, Mass., No- 
vember 25, 1812, in a house near Tinean Bridge, which his father, 
who was engaged in the manufacture of earthern ware, had recently 
built. He was the eldest of four sons, and outlived his brothers. 
His ancestor, Captain William Traske, was, apparently, at Naum- 
keag early in 1628, and was named by Hubbard as being one of 
the " old planters " who were associated with Endicott and others in 
the settlement of Salem, in the fall of that year. It is probable 
that he came from Somersetshire ; and he brought his military title 
with him. He became prominent in the public life, and active in 
the military affairs, of the early years of the colony. A modern 
writer has said of him : 

" He was an energetic man, a brave soldier, and reliable in case of an 
emergency. He was one of the first, if not the first military commander 
in Massachusetts ; we can safely say of him as has been said of Captain 
Mason — what Captain Standish was to the Plymouth Colony, and Cap- 
tain Mason to Connecticut, Captain Trask was to the Massachusetts Col- 

The descent of William Blake Trask was as follows : Captain 
William Traske 1 and his wife Sarah ; William Trask 2 and wife 
Anna ; John Trask 3 and wife Hannah Osborn ; William Trask 4 
and wife Abigail Foster ; William Trask 5 and wife Martha Larra- 
bee ; William Trask 6 and wife Patience Pierce ; William Blake 
Trask. 7 

The mother of Mr. Trask, Patience Pierce, was a daughter of 
John and Sarah (Blake) Pierce, and a sister of the Reverend John 
Pierce, D.D., the historian and life-long pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Brookline, Mass., whose colonial ancestors 
were Robe"rt and Ann (Grenaway) Pierce of Dorchester. Other 
ancestors in the maternal line were Major-General Humphrey Ath- 
erton ; Captain Roger Clapp, to whose memoirs we are indebted for 
much valuable information relating to the settlement of Dorchester ; 
vol. lxi. 22 

324 William Blake Trash. [Oct. 

William Blake, the recorder of Dorchester, and his great-grandson, 
James Blake, the annalist of Dorchester. These names suggest 
that the spirit which irresistibly drew Mr. Trask to the pursuit of 
historical and antiquarian studies was an inheritance from the ma- 
ternal lines, stimulated in his early years, perhaps, by association 
with his uncle, the Reverend John Pierce, D.D., and quickened 
and confirmed in his later life. The descent from Captain Roger 
Clapp was through the Blakes. Captain Roger Clapp 1 ; Jonathan 
Simpson and wife Wait Clapp 2 ; James Blake, the annalist, and 
wife Wait Simpson 3 ; Samuel Blake 4 and wife Patience White ; 
John Pierce and wife Sarah Blake 5 ; William Trask and wife Pa- 
tience Pierce 6 ; William Blake Trask. 7 

The childhood of Mr. Trask was passed in the fields and along 
the shores of his native town ; and his education, other than that 
of his own acquirement in after years, was received in its public 
schools. He was sent to the dame-school of Miss Hannah Glover, 
when about four years old ; and after about two years, he passed 
into the grammar school then taught by Moses Mandell. At the 
age of sixteen years he became an apprentice to Oliver Hall, a cab- 
inet-maker, of Dorchester, with whom, after the old New England 
custom, he served his time until he was twenty-one years of age. 

Like his after-time associate and friend, John Ward Dean, he 
appears to have heard and heeded the young man's call to roam ; 
and he sought work in New York and Pennsylvania, where he 
wrought at his trade as a journeyman, about two years. Perhaps 
there was something more than homesickness — some remembrance 
of a child's romance — which brought him back to his native town ; 
for, on November, 25, 1844, the anniversary of his birth, he was 
married to Rebecca Clapp, daughter of Richard and Mary (Blake) 
Clapp of Dorchester, who was born September 4, 1817. 

Upon his return to Dorchester, he engaged in the pursuit of his 
trade until 1849, when, from ill health, and perhaps, in part, in 
consequence of the condition of the cabinet-making business at a 
time when machinery was beginning to supersede the hand-working 
craftsman, he left the workman's bench and began that work in 
which he was engaged for more than half a century. 

It is quite apparent that he had a natural calling for antiquarian 
and genealogical pursuits ; and it is not going far afield if we think 
of him as a young man employing the hours of release from the 
bench in the collection of family traditions and the gathering of the 
facts of local history. He has left no statement for our informa- 
tion, but his extensive and accurate acquaintance with the unwritten 
material of family and local history shows that he mus£ have been 
an enthusiastic and persistent enquirer in early as well as later life, 
and that his interest in historical research antedated his connection 
with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and its Reg- 
ister. How early and in what way he became acquainted with 

1907.] William Blake Trash. 325 

that coterie of earnest antiquaries with which he became so inti- 
mately connected is not known ; but we find that he was among the 
earliest subscribers to the Register, the first number of which ap- 
peared in January, 1847. Early in 1848 he was a donor to this, 
then youthful, Society ; and in October of that year there appeared 
in the Register the first of that long list of contributions into 
which he worked so much of patient labor and accurate research. 

For the work upon which he now entered, Mr. Trask had quali- 
fications of the first order ; but his qualifications were such as made 
him a conscientious and skilful investigator and collector of mate- 
rials, rather than an author. Hence it is that much of the results of 
his labor entered into the completed work of others ; and so, like 
his co-laborer and friend, John Ward Dean, he has left no single 
example of a character which his care and experience, under differ- 
ent conditions, might have produced. 

Having been an early member of the Dorchester Antiquarian and 
Historical Society, he was chosen as one of a committee of seven, 
of which in 1890 he was the only survivor, ,f to collect and publish 
a general History of Dorchester," which was issued in numbers, the 
first appearing in 1851. Of this book, which was completed in 
1859, two chapters relating to the public schools and early teach- 
ers of the town were written by Mr. Trask. The preparation of 
this contribution involved f a large amount of research and corre- 
spondence, including original material, some of which at the pres- 
ent day might be considered inaccessible." Mr. Trask became the 
senior and only living member, but one, of the Dorchester Antiqua- 
rian and Historical Society. His associate, Henry Gardner Denny, 
has survived him. While both were living and were not prevented 
by sickness and the infirmities of age, they were in the habit of 
holding annual meetings in memory of the society of which they 
were the only representatives. 

Mr. Trask assisted Samuel Gardner Drake in the preparation of 
I the History of Boston, the first number of which appeared in Sep- 
tember, 1852 ; and he was engaged in collecting material for Gen- 
eral William H. Sumner for the History of East Boston, which 
after several years of preparation was published in 1858. In a no- 
tice of the latter book he is mentioned as ' x that industrious and 
scrupulously accurate antiquary." 

Mr. Trask became a resident member of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society in August, 1851, and a life member in 
1858 ; and previous to his death he was its senior member. His 
letter of acceptance, written at a time when the pursuit of local and 
family history was not as popular as it is to-day, was characteristic 
of the time and the man. In it he said : f There are some, I ver- 
ily believe, who would not hesitate, if uncontrolled, to transform 
Plymouth Rock into an ordinary stone-wall for a cellar or a sewer, 
would convert the leaves of the Magnalia into cigar-lighters, and 

326 William Blake Trash. [Oct. 

the Pilgrims' pinnace, if it could be found, into kindlings for a par- 
lor fire. ... I rejoice that a society like your own has been 
established — am glad of the opportunity afforded me of connect- 
ing myself with you ; and I trust I shall ever feel interested in your 
associated welfare." This was no empty expression, for his efforts 
for the welfare of the Society never tarried and his labor in the 
pursuit of its objects was unwearied. To the day of his death his 
interest was unabated. He served the Society faithfully in many 
capacities, and an abundance of evidence may be found in the So- 
ciety's records and library of the results of his services in building 
up the institution. As a member of the publishing committee for 
several years, of the library committee, of the board of directors, 
and as a councillor during one year, he served with diligence and 
always with credit to himself and to the advantage of the Society. 
Nor was his attention devoted to official duties alone ; but in many 
ways, by taking advantage of favoring opportunities, he advanced 
the purposes of the Society ; and with that little knot of men who 
were faithful in the early and struggling years, he shared in the 
work of preparing it for the prosperity which it enjoys and laying 
the foundations for its present work and its wide influence. He 
was a frequent donor to the library, especially in his latter years, 
giving many hundreds of volumes, including a complete set of the 
Register. One of his gifts was a valuable heirloom, an oak linen- 
chest, which had been in his family for more than two hundred and 
fifty years ; and he bequeathed to the Society five hundred dollars 
and a portrait of his maternal uncle, the Reverend John Pierce, 
D.D., painted by William T. Carlton of Dorchester, in 1841. 

The early connection of Mr, Trask with the Register has been 
noticed. He was a joint editor with William Henry Whitmore and 
John Ward Dean of the volumes of 1859 and 1860 ; and he was 
editor of the January number of 1862, of the January and April 
numbers of 1864, and the four numbers of 1865. In a list of arti- 
cles of a wide variety of historical and antiquarian subjects, signed 
or acknowledged by him, it appears that he contributed matter 
amounting to about sixteen hundred and fifty pages, to fifty-six of 
the sixty completed volumes of the Register ; and by notes and 
other minor matter he must have contributed much that cannot be 
identified. In this respect his achievement is not paralleled. He 
made the indexes to nineteen or more of the series ; and as histori- 
ographer of the Society, he wrote and printed about one hundred 
and thirty brief memoirs of deceased members. Many of his arti- 
cles were printed in pamphlet form, and collectively form a series 
of much historical value. The present volume of the Register 
contains matter prepared by him. In addition to his work for the 
Register, he furnished thirty-seven articles to the six volumes of 
the Memorial Biographies, published at the expense of the Towne 
Memorial Fund. 

1907.] William Blake Trash. 327 

Beside the work already mentioned, Mr. Trask compiled a vol- 
ume of seventy-five pages, which was printed for private distribu- 
tion in 1878, under the title of " Some of the Descendants of Lewis 
and Ann Jones of Roxbury, Mass. ; " and he assisted the Reverend 
Samuel J. Barrows in the introduction to the :r Records of the 
Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734." 

An important work, began